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The Normal Heart (2014)

The Normal Heart

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

May 25, 2014 (TV Premiere)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

133 min.

Studio

HBO Films

Official Site

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Cast and Crew


Director

Ryan Murphy

Producer

Ryan Murphy, Brad Pitt

Screenwriter

Larry Kramer

Starring

Story


Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Emmy winner Jim Parsons and Academy Award winner Julia Roberts star in "The Normal Heart". Directed by Emmy winner Ryan Murphy and written by Academy Award nominee Larry Kramer, adapting his groundbreaking Tony Award-winning play of the same name, the drama tells the story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial.

Ruffalo portrays Ned Weeks, who witnesses first-hand a mysterious disease that has begun to claim the lives of many in his gay community and starts to seek answers. Matt Bomer plays Felix Turner, a reporter who becomes Ned's lover. Taylor Kitsch plays Bruce Niles, a closeted investment banker who becomes a prominent AIDS activist. Jim Parsons plays gay activist Tommy Boatwright, reprising his role from the 2011 Broadway revival. Roberts plays physician Dr. Emma Brookner, a survivor of childhood polio who treats several of the earliest victims of HIV-AIDS.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..this reincarnation of "The Normal Heart" raises all the right disturbing questions..”
by David Hinckley [NY Daily News]
“..excellent cast mitigates the flaws..”
by Verne Gay [Newsday]
“..The Normal Heart is drama at its most incendiary, a blunt instrument that is also poetic and profound..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]