Angels in America

Angels in America

Angels in America

Set in 1985, the miniseries has at its core the story of two couples whose relationships dissolve amidst the backdrop of Reagan era politics, the spreading AIDS epidemic, and a rapidly changing social and political climate.

2003Rating: TV-MAUSAPanorama Films, HBO Films, Avenue Pictures
Drama

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EPISODE 1.1
1 January 2003

Millennium Approaches: Chapter One - Bad News

Prior Walter is diagnosed with AIDS that changes his life and he must deal with such new obstacle. Moreover, his partner abandoned him. He has also increasing hallucinations and Mormon's mother comes to New York... MORE in order to save her son's marriage. Meanwhile, Roy Cohn checks into the hospital.

EPISODE 1.2
1 January 2003

Millennium Approaches: Chapter Two - In Vitro

Louis abandons a hospitalized Prior; Joe and Roy confide in each other over drinks. Later, Prior hears voices from his hospital bed while Louis solicits sex from strangers, and Joe makes a drunken confession to... MORE his mother.

EPISODE 1.3
1 January 2003

Millennium Approaches: Chapter Three - The Messenger

Prior returns home and is visited by a pair of spectral namesake ancestors who herald the arrival of the messenger; a tussle with Joe leaves Roy with the ghost of Ethel Rosenberg. Later, Joe and... MORE Louis hook up in Central Park while Prior meets the angelic messenger.

EPISODE 1.4
1 January 2003

Perestroika: Chapter Four - Stop Moving!

The story continues with Prior finally confronting the visions, Cohn desperately trying to manipulate the system to his benefit - all the while haunted by one of his victims, and Harper attempting to regain control... MORE of her life.

EPISODE 1.5
1 January 2003

Perestroika: Chapter Five - Beyond Nelly

Louis arranges a meeting with Prior; Joe visits Roy in the hospital and gets an unwelcome father's blessing; Prior drags Belize to the courthouse for a surprise meeting with the clerk and later strikes up... MORE a friendship with Hannah. High on morphine, Roy paints a different picture of heaven.

EPISODE 1.6
1 January 2003

Perestroika: Chapter Six - Heaven, I'm in Heaven

A fight with Joe leaves Louis badly scarred; Roy plays a final practical joke on Ethel; Prior wrestles the Angel and then addresses a review board in Heaven; Harper heads out West; Prior, outliving his... MORE diagnosis, pays a visit to his favorite angel and vows to keep living--free of secrets.

Angels in America / Reviews

The New Yorker

The New Yorker

Kushner's brilliance isn't easily denied.

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USA Today

USA Today

Angels in America is not just one of the best television movies ever made - it's also a transcendent work of art.

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Variety

Variety

The performances retain the heightened brio of grand theatrical acting, something this text absolutely requires, while still maintaining a solid lifeline to naturalism.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A poetic, compassionate, ultimately hopeful work about the human condition at the turn of the millennium.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Al Pacino and Meryl Streep lead an outstanding cast in Tony Kushner's epic play about Aids directed for television by Mike Nichols.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Blessed with a virtuoso cast, each of whom creates characters that live and haunt and mesmerize long after the final credits pass.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

One of the most dazzling movies ever made for television or any other means of projecting a film, but it dazzles the mind as well as the eye.

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

Framed inside a smaller box, Angels is contained and drained; it bogs down, betrays its seams and patches; its lofty scaffolding creaks.

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