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MIlk (film review)

Film: Milk
Year: 2008
Genre: Biography, Drama
Directed By: Gus Van Sant
Starring: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch
About: The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQNOViU_CnE

My Review:
Having been recommended to see this film, I had a look on Netflix to see if it was there and was glad to see it was. Knowing nothing about this film before seeing it, which made this all new and exciting for me to go into.

The film is about how in the 1970's there was a man called Harvey Milk and how he went into politics after feeling he had done nothing with the first forty years of his life. Showing how gay people had no rights and the fight to show America that gay people deserved rights and changed the minds of many around America!

This film I found really powerful when watching and couldn't take my eyes off of the screen, having never heard of Harvey Milk before his story was new to me and so was the gay rights movement in America. This film made me close to tears many times through the film when you see the accomplishments in which Harvey was able to make for California and America itself and the struggles in which he went to for the gay movement and his actual life. I thought that having the different segments showing each year of the seventies and with little bits from the past showed a great deal of the life in which Harvey lived and the emotions in which he was feeling. With also amazing directing this is a film which I could watch again and again! Also with the ending showing what happened to the people within the movie then and now it kept the audience knowing that what those people did really did influence how the gay rights movement around the world and in America.

Overall, I would highly recommend this movie to those in the LGBT community and those looking for a really powerful biography movie which has exceptional acting and directing.
My Rating: 5/5 

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