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Jeffrey

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1995
  • Christopher Ashley
  • 89 mins
  • 18

Summary

A gay man living in New York at the height of the Aids epidemic becomes celibate out of fear of catching the disease. When he falls for a man who is HIV positive, he is forced to confront his fears concerning both love and mortality. Comedy drama, starring Steven Weber, Patrick Stewart and Sigourney Weaver

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Paranoid gay man Steven Weber turns celibate due to the Aids threat, and then meets the hunk of his dreams, Michael T Weiss, who is HIV Positive. Adapted from Paul (The Addams Family) Rudnick's Obie-winning off-Broadway play, director Christopher Ashley's poignant adaptation is not only daring and sympathetic but extremely funny: a pitch-perfect look at New York gay society facing a common enemy with suitably mordant humour and bitchy cross-bearing. Patrick Stewart is a knockout as the flamboyant queen who advises Weber to take a chance rather than opt out of life altogether. The Grim Reaper wears high heels and a black sequinned dress in Rudnick's camp compassion play.

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Credits

Cast

rolename
JeffreySteven Weber
SteveMichael T Weiss
Mother TeresaIrma St Paule
SterlingPatrick Stewart
Skip WinkleyRobert Klein
Ann Marwood BartleChristine Baranski
DariusBryan Batt
Debra MoorhouseSigourney Weaver
Father DanNathan Lane
Mrs MarcangeloOlympia Dukakis

Crew

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DirectorChristopher Ashley

Details

Theatrical distributor
Film Four Distributors
Released on
1996-04-12
Languages
English
Guidance
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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