Holding the Man
Australia, 2015, 128 minutes
A love story for everyone
Holding the Man Synopsis

In the 1970s, a young Australian boy, Timothy, finds himself confused. He falls for the captain of the football team. What follows shows all aspects of a relationship, regardless of gender or sexual preference. Conflict, temptation, and a huge burden which will affect every aspect of their lives.

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Reviewed by jeteli
It's a very emotionally-driven film but as observed there are scenes that were reenacted from the stage play version and as expected viewers may find  a stark difference, live theater... more
It's a very emotionally-driven film but as observed there are scenes that were reenacted from the stage play version and as expected viewers may find  a stark difference, live theater performances can kill time in drawing out emotions as compared to film. Nevertheless the seamless portrayals make the film memorable. The title I learned was from football lingo and yet with subliminal meanings relatable to the characters'  conflicts. Definitely a must-watch!  
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Reviewed by lenidecastro
This film adaptation of Timothy Conigrave's memoirs is truly an experience of the life and love a gay couple. It is about discovering life's different colors as one makes a... more
This film adaptation of Timothy Conigrave's memoirs is truly an experience of the life and love a gay couple. It is about discovering life's different colors as one makes a stand of who he is and who he want to be with and love. It is insightful specially for heterosexuals as it deals with gay issues. Being gay is more than a sexual preference or lifestyle rather being THAT person to the core. The film has a power house cast led by Anthony LaPaglia and Guy Pearce. Now I miss Adventures of Pricilla, Queen of the Desert, where Guy really shined as an actor. 
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lenidecastro I heard of the stage play but wasn't able to watch it. I'm glad that they made a movie adaptation.
lenidecastro I heard of the stage play but wasn't able to watch it. I'm glad that they made a movie adaptation.
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marygracedimala I'd like to read the book.
marygracedimala I'd like to read the book.
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Reviewed by sharonmae
I find this a very affecting movie because of the fact that it was based on a true story.  Happening during the 1980s and  the onset of the HIV/AIDS crisis,... more
I find this a very affecting movie because of the fact that it was based on a true story.  Happening during the 1980s and  the onset of the HIV/AIDS crisis, this is one heartfelt love story and gay film that will bring in a myriad of emotions from the viewers. The scenes which show the diminishing health of the lead character will move one to tears. Commendable performances!  Never miss to check out this film! 
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sharonmae Spoiler Alert! This is truly an eye opening experience as people deal with different struggles but love and human compassion prevails. And performance is superb as to be expected from such cast.
sharonmae Spoiler Alert! This is truly an eye opening experience as people deal with different struggles but love and human compassion prevails. And performance is superb as to be expected from such cast.
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bennydelacruz , sharonmae don't listen to him. nice review and thanks for the added info... nice!
bennydelacruz , sharonmae don't listen to him. nice review and thanks for the added info... nice!
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marygracedimala hahaha! the actors are cute!
marygracedimala hahaha! the actors are cute!
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sharonmae marygracedimala i agree the actors are cute just like ronaldgonzales! :) 
sharonmae marygracedimala i agree the actors are cute just like ronaldgonzales! :) 
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nikkareyes Thanks Nikka! Honored to be in this roster of "cute" list. :)
nikkareyes Thanks Nikka! Honored to be in this roster of "cute" list. :)
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ronaldgonzales sharonmae nikkareyes  hey sharon, do you smell what i'm smelling? is there a romance brewing here? :)
ronaldgonzales sharonmae nikkareyes  hey sharon, do you smell what i'm smelling? is there a romance brewing here? :)
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lenidecastro ayayay! :) :) 
lenidecastro ayayay! :) :) 
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sharonmae  now I'm more excited what's next to come... see you at the movies bennydelacruz ronaldgonzales nikkareyes marygracedimala  snakeeyes edwardcraig jeteli !
sharonmae  now I'm more excited what's next to come... see you at the movies bennydelacruz ronaldgonzales nikkareyes marygracedimala  snakeeyes edwardcraig jeteli !
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lenidecastro yeahh! with buckets of popcorn please! :) 
lenidecastro yeahh! with buckets of popcorn please! :) 
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sharonmae lenidecastro See you guys!
sharonmae lenidecastro See you guys!
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  • This is a moving film about humanity, living and loving and the struggles of facing bigotry and living up to major decisions.

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  • This is a moving film about humanity, living and loving and the struggles of facing bigotry and living up to major decisions.
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  • this impressive film has been compared to "Brokeback Mountain" but I think this is a masterpiece on its own and with realistic struggles and conflicts.  

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  • this impressive film has been compared to "Brokeback Mountain" but I think this is a masterpiece on its own and with realistic struggles and conflicts.  
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    I agree, this is way more intense and engaging. I am not a fan of lgbt films but this isn't just about gay rights alone but more on being human. Really a good film. Now I want to look for the book.
    I agree, this is way more intense and engaging. I am not a fan of lgbt films but this isn't just about gay rights alone but more on being human. Really a good film. Now I want to look for the book.
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  • what  a very moving film by acclaimed Australian director Neil Armfield! 

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  • what  a very moving film by acclaimed Australian director Neil Armfield! 
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