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1 hr. 15 min.

Plot Summary
In upstate New York, Jeannette (Pamela Holden Stewart), a divorcée, lives with her companion, Martin (Wayne Lamont Sims), an HIV-positive artist. Since Martin is gay and ill, the relationship they share is based on everything but sex. One day, Jeannette finds her estranged daughter, Sierra (Maggie Burkwit), on her doorstep with a new husband, Andrew (Darien Sills-Evans), hoping to get her hands on an inheritance. During their stay, secrets and lies are exposed.

Cast: Pamela Holden Stewart , Wayne Lamont Sims , Margaret Burkwit , Chris Burmeister , Darien Sills-Evans ,

Director: John G. Young

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Strand Releasing

The Reception (2005)

Release Date: July 15th, 2005|1 hr. 15 min.

critic reviews (8)
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  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Well-acted but otherwise lackluster drama. show more

  • 50
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Although The Reception boasts some moments of emotional truth, its small scale and claustrophobic atmosphere make it a tough sit despite its brief time. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Clever, racially and sexually provocative variation on "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" show more

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