• Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997)

Love! Valour! Compassion!

Release Date: May 16th, 1997

DVD Release Date: May 4th, 2004

R |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

A group of gay New Yorkers -- including Buzz Hauser (Jason Alexander), an HIV-positive Broadway musical enthusiast; John Jeckyll (John Glover), a dry-witted British composer; and Gregory Mitchell (Stephen Bogardus), a prominent Broadway choreographer -- spend summer weekends together at a lakeside house in upstate New York. As the season progresses and secrets begin to surface, the complex relationships within the group are sometimes strained and sometimes strengthened.

Cast: Jason Alexander, Randy Becker, Stephen Bogardus, John Glover, John Benjamin Hickey, Justin Kirk, Stephen Spinella

Director: Joe Mantello

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Krost/Chapin Productions

Distributors: Fine Line Features

Keywords: House, Friendship, Emotional, 1990s, Friend, Escape, Witty, Love, Relationships

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    There are endearing and powerful moments which thankfully overshadow the occasional clichéd passages. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Yet Love! Valour! Compassion! has power and insight, and perhaps what makes it strong is its disinterest in technical experiments: It is about characters and dialogue, expressed through good acting--the very definition of the "well-made play." show more

  • 75
    Ruthe SteinSan Francisco Chronicle

    McNally adapted his Tony-award winning play for the screen, and for once a movie is an improvement on the stage version. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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