Monday, December 22, 2008


MILK chooses to focus on Harvey Milk, rather than the much more interesting story of Dan White. Perhaps it's because I remember the story so well, or perhaps it's that the word-of-mouth on the film is so high, that I'm a little let down by the film itself. Sean Penn is good, but not phenomenal in the role. I was more impressed by many of the smaller parts, especially James Franco and Diego Luna.

It's a good film, and I highly recommend it, particularly with the Prop 8 passage in California making it so timely, but I think renting the documentary The Times of Harvey Milk will be a much more satisfying viewing if you are really interested in the story.
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