Longtime Companion
Longtime Companion (1990)

One of the first films to offer a thoughtful treatment of the AIDS epidemic and its effects on the gay community, Longtime Companion was directed by Norman Rene, who would die of AIDS himself in 1996. The ensemble drama is told through a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 11, 1990
DVD Release Date: January 23, 2001
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Rob Gonsalves

One of the better hetero-friendly movies about gays.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Formally unadventurous, a little PBS-y, but undeniably moving as it evolves.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A sensitive film that helps us understand the bravery and gallantry of those who have been forced in the prime of life to confront death and grief.

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Emanuel Levy

Bearing the burden of being the first film about AIDS, Longtime Companion (which premiered at Sundance Fest) had the task of placing the crisis on the national agenda, which meant a gentler, kinder tone; even so, it's a touching, nicely acted feature

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A touching story, a bit preachy, but daring for its time.

Sarah Chauncey

Exceptional ensemble, heart-wrenching

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Good, but not as good as Parting Glances

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
touching and groundbreaking film, great ensemble acting. you feel these people could be friends. early showcase for mary louise parker and campbell scott.
Alec Barniskis
Its surprising. It was made before Philadelphia, focuses on characters that are almost entirely gay men, it covers the entirety of the 1980s, offers a very… More