Cinema: The Really Big Chill

LONGTIME COMPANION Directed by Norman Rene; Screenplay by Craig Lucas

This is an AIDS drama that . . . Wait, don't go away! We know you gave at the office. We figure you feel sympathy for Ryan White -- and pity, at least, for others with the disease, even if they are homosexuals or intravenous drug users. And we realize that, with all the goodwill in the world, you are in no rush to see sick people suffer. You get enough of that each night on the network news.

Still, you should listen up about Longtime Companion. For it is a...

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