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I Believe in Harvey MILK!!!

So I just got back from watching “Milk” at some tiny theatre out in the middle of nowhere, and there are some things I'd like to say about the result. “Milk” (directed by Gus Van Sant) is a film that had a lot of expectation to live up to as it won Oscars for best screenplay and best male performance in a lead role (Dustin Lance Black and Sean Penn respectively).

So what’s the verdict?

It was awesome!! I loved it. It was funny, sweet, sad, deep, emotional, and of course it was a powerful story of a legendary man who defied the odds. “Milk” is based on the life and career of Harvey Milk, a openly gay man, who became the first homosexual to be elected to public office. It is a fantastically done film with an all-star cast including, Sean Penn, James Franco, Emile Hirsch, and Josh Brolin, and that one guy from that one movie. Yeah, you know who I'm talking about.

I read on another website that “Milk” did not deserve the Oscar for best screenplay. That writer insisted that it should have gone to the action adventure comedy, “In Bruges.” All I have to say to that is: WRONG!! “In Bruges” was a great movie and definitely deserved the nomination, but “Milk” possesses a much more passionate and inspirational story. And not to mention incredibly witty dialogue; I say the Academy made the right choice.

Also, one thing I really noticed about this film is that it's the first time I’ve seen a homosexual romance on screen that was actually…well, romantic. James Franco and Sean Penn had great moments together. (Even though James Franco admitted he hated it.) Although, I should say I’ve never seen Brokeback Mountain, so who knows about that one? And speaking of Franco…where was the Oscar nomination for him? Josh Brolin was great, but I found that Franco’s performance was totally stronger. See, you can’t agree with the Academy on everything.

So Go See MILK!

QATFYG: Have you seen Milk yet? Do you like Sean Penn? And what do you expect in the future from screenwriter Dustin Lance Black? Also, did you get that the title is taken from The Dark Knight thing, I believe in Harvey Dent. I wasn't making a mistake.It was supposed to be a joke. Eh, whatever.
~Cheers

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  1. Milk rocked. So did Sean Penn. Still think Mickey should have taken the bald, golden statue home though.

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