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Running Time:
5 Hours 52 Minutes

Rating: R Restricted. Under 17 Requires Accompanying Adult.

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
This is a thought-provoking, unforgettable film that will leave a lasting impression on all who view it.

Angels in America
This magnificent production depicts the variegated reactions of numerous people whose contact with AIDS irrevocably changes their lives. One of them is the infamous McCarthyite lawyer Roy Cohn (ferociously played by Al Pacino), himself an AIDS sufferer who personifies the hypocrisy and callousness of the "official" response to the plague. His lack of empathy is stunning; even on his own deathbed, he castigates his gay nurse (Jeffrey Wright, reprising his Tony-winning stage role) and taunts the spirit of the woman he helped put to death, accused Communist spy Ethel Rosenberg (Meryl Streep, who essays three major roles). Another patient, Prior Walter (Justin Kirk), is visited by an angel (Emma Thompson) after being deserted by his self-pitying lover, Louis (Ben Shenkman). Louis becomes involved with closeted gay man Joe Pitt (Patrick Wilson), a Mormon lawyer whose distraught wife (Mary-Louise Parker) eventually becomes delusional. These characters periodically collide as the plot develops, and their interactions are memorable, thanks largely to the cast's uniformly superb delivery of Kushner's witty, direct, and occasionally poetic dialogue.

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