Sunday, January 13, 2008

TV Movies: Life Support

Life Support
Directed by Nelson George
Originally aired March 10, 2007

Plain and simple, this is dull as anything. There is little more to say. The poorly developed story of an HIV-positive former drug addict who works as an activist never takes off or really goes anywhere. It is supposed to be quiet and affecting but is ultimately unconvincing and truthfully hard to hear. The performances are nothing special, especially Queen Latifah, nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG award though she really does not merit it. Rachel Nicks does a good job, but Anna Deavere Smith's performance is horrific. Luckily, the film's ninety-minute runtime ends with a decently moving scene. Otherwise, skip this one.


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