The Normal Heart

The Normal Heart

The Normal Heart

The Emmy-winning TV movie from Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story) tells the story of gay activists and their allies taking on the nation's sexual politics during the HIV-AIDS crisis in 1980s New York City. Stars Mark Ruffalo, Jim Parsons, Julia Roberts and Matt Bomer (Magic Mike)—all delivering Emmy-nominated performance.

2014Rating: NC-17133 minsUSAHBO Films
DramaTrue Story & BiographyHistorical

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The Normal Heart / Reviews

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The Normal Heart manages to work both sides of the issue - the anger at inaction and those complicit in turning a blind eye, and the personal toll the disease took.

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USA Today

USA Today

You will learn lessons that should not be forgotten about the fear, foolishness, prejudice and intentional blindness...

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Flawed but terrifically moving, The Normal Heart is a boldly corporeal expression of gay political consciousness.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Joins the best of the genre - Longtime Companion, Parting Glances, An Early Frost, Philadelphia, the shattering documentary Silverlake Life - as a monument to the lives lost.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Some 30 years later, this movie-strident, passionate, frenetic, and aching-is a reminder, as Memorial Day weekend begins the summer, of all those empty spots the plague left on the beach.

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

In a film directed by Ryan Murphy and with strong performances, including those by Mr. Ruffalo, Ms. Roberts, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons and Alfred Molina, Mr. Mantello's anguished lament may be the most haunting.

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We Got This Covered

We Got This Covered

The Normal Heart is not as powerful as Kramer's incendiary play, but it is still too passionate and potently acted to miss.

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Vulture

Vulture

If anger and suffering were all there were to The Normal Heart, watching it would be torture. Luckily, it has heart to match its guts.

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