• 2018
  • USA
  • 1h 25min
  • Directed by: Yen Tan
  • Cast: Bill Heck, Jamie Chung, Virginia Madsen

Adrian (Smith) is a dutiful son of conservative Texan parents (Chiklis, Madsen) who returns for the holidays; how can he tell them he’s gay in the midst of hysteria over AIDS? Nuanced, elegantly realised family drama in which characters have unexpected depths. Heartfelt and quietly touching.

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17 Dec 20184 stars

Heartbreaking homecoming drama that deals with the difficulty of coming out to a conservative family

Seasonal movies tend more towards the heartwarming than the heartbreaking. Yen Tan's 1985 is a notable exception. The grainy, black and white, Super 16 cinematography lends a sombre veil to a nuanced, elegantly realised family drama. Adrian (Cory…

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