Milk [Blu-ray] [2008]

  • SKU: 9239825
  • Release Date: 03/10/2009
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 10)

    Special Features


    • Remembering Harvey: Meet the man known as Milk as only his closest friends could know him through revealing film clips, photos and stories!
    • Hollywood comes to San Francisco: join the cast and crew as they share their stories from the set
    • Marching for equality: sit down with key figures from Milk's life as they reflect on the marches of 1970s

    Synopsis


    Milk
    Academy Award winner Sean Penn takes the title role in Gus Van Sant's biopic tracing the last eight years in the life of Harvey Milk, the ill-fated politician and gay activist whose life changed history, and whose courage still inspires people. When Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, he made history for being the first openly gay man in American history to be voted into public office. But the rights of homosexuals weren't Milk's primary concern, as tellingly evidenced by the wide array of political coalitions he formed over the course of his tragically brief career. He fought for everyone from union workers to senior citizens, a true hero of human rights who possessed nothing but compassion for his fellow man. The story begins in New York City, where a 40-year-old Milk ponders what steps he can take to make his life more meaningful. Eventually, Milk makes the decision to relocate to the West Coast, where he and his lover, Scott Smith (James Franco), found a small business in the heart of a working-class neighborhood. Empowered by his love for the Castro neighborhood and the success of his business, Castro Camera, Milk somewhat unexpectedly begins to emerge as an outspoken agent for change. With a growing support system that includes both Scott and a like-minded young activist named Cleve Jones (Emile Hirsch), the charismatic Milk decides to take a fateful leap into politics, eventually developing a reputation as a leader who isn't afraid to follow up his words with actions. In short order, he is elected supervisor for the newly zoned District 5, though this seeming triumph is in fact the catalyst for a tragedy that starts to unfold as Milk does his best to forge a political partnership with Dan White (Josh Brolin), another newly elected supervisor. Over time it becomes apparent that Milk and White's political agendas are directly at odds, a revelation that puts their personal destinies on a catastrophic collision course. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Sean Penn
      Sean Penn - Harvey Milk
    • Emile Hirsch
      Emile Hirsch - Cleve Jones
    • Josh Brolin
      Josh Brolin - Dan White
    • Diego Luna
      Diego Luna - Jack Lira
    • James Franco
      James Franco - Scott Smith



    Customer rating

    4.2
    90%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Incredible Movie

      Posted
      jonindc

      What makes the film Milk a remarkable story is that you see what it was like for homosexuals in the 1970s and how they overcame great animosity to find acceptance. This is a movie about one mans life who dared to challenge hate and won, but ended up giving his life for it in the end. There are no explicit scenes. This is NOT Brokeback Mountain. Milk is a movie of triumph and struggle, not bedrooms and more bedrooms. More history than innuendo with incredible acting by Sean Penn and Josh Brolin, the movie will bring you to tears... unless you're a bigot.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I absolutely LOVE this movie!

      Posted
      Etta1188

      This movie is one of the best of our time, telling a very sad, but very heroic story. Harvey Milk was the first openly LBGT elected official... It's definately a great movie to watch and learn about our history in the LGBT community.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Awful Movie!

      Posted
      Porsche

      Acting was poor to much about bedroom life and not enough about his political views. If the main purpose of the movie is to educate people on the escapades of homosexuals it did its job.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent film

      Posted
      Alexandra23

      Sean Penn's acting is fanastic in this, hence his Oscar for best lead actor. Anyone who says the acting is bad was probably not watching the right movie. This film was very moving.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great movie

      Posted
      legogamer85
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      I thoroughly enjoyed this movie! I'm always up for seeing films about real people. This one is among the best of those kinds of films!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great film documenting true events

      Posted
      kjb1rxman
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      A great film documenting the history of gay men and women in the early eighties. It is a true story and very well done.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome movie

      Posted
      LettieD
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      Looking for this movie all over. Hard to get until I went to the website. Thank you.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      terrrible movie

      Posted
      shawn108

      I thought this movie might be interesting but it turned out to be a dud.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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