Saturday, October 23, 2010

Two Line Reviews - #106

Movie: Philadelphia (1993)

Plot: A successful attorney is being betrayed and complained of being careless & ineffective at work and is fired. The attorney files a suit with discrimination claims that such a reason was tailored-out and the real reason was that he was a Homosexual and had contracted AIDS.

  • Somewhere through the episode, the point that 'discrimination based on AIDS acquisition & sexual preferences is wrong' is made subtly.
  • Tom Hanks is that one actor who makes me shed a tear or two with his terrific show of emotions and he does that here too - The Opera explanation scene - He revels. And his looks keep changing,as if he'd really got AIDS!!He deserved the Oscar he got for it.
  • Denzel Washington is casual and complements Hanks perfectly.
I expected a final outburst from Hanks in the courtroom & the lack of such a scene made me feel that something was missing towards the end of the film.

My Rating: 9.5/10

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