Monday, February 23, 2009


Well I had to rush out to see it since Sean Penn won the Oscar. I still say Micky Rourke got hosed.

Sean Penn did a very serviceable job doing an impression of Harvey Milk, but it was not the best performance of the year. People will be comparing other performances to Mickey Rourke's for a long time. Harvey Milk as a movie creation may be a nice touchstone as far as biopic performances.

All that aside it still was a good performance in a good movie. It was a bit square especially compared to 'Paranoid Park.' I think it was unabashedly a message movie, but it was told in a very sensitive way.

I think the most interesting thing about the movie is how "period" it looks with the dated clothing and music but the news reports of the anti gay argument hasn't changed.

Good flick.

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