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Parting Glances

On the surface, Sherwood's first feature looks like the Gay Yuppie Movie it was rumoured to be. Its beautiful characters inhabit covetable NY apartments and lofts, and Fire Island and the Area club are on their social circuit. Yet crucially they lack the cocaine-charged solipsism which renders such things Yuppoid. Sherwood brings a notable grace and droll humour to his story of two male lovers parting against the backdrop of a friend dying of the Big A. At times it errs towards MGM production values, but it has a tenderness, warmth, humour and, despite that looming Big A, a lightness of heart that will win it many friends. The romantic close stretches belief, but it's a film of subtle and elegant musicality.

Release details

Duration: 90 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Bill Sherwood
Screenwriter: Bill Sherwood
Cast: Richard Ganoung
John Bolger
Steve Buscemi
Adam Nathan
Kathy Kinney
Patrick Tull

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2.5 / 5

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Connie Hosier

Such poor audio and production values that the fragmented tale of the 80's gay scene loses its power right from the start.

Connie Hosier

Such poor audio and production values that the fragmented tale of the 80's gay scene loses its power right from the start.