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About the Movie
After Louie follows Sam (Tony Award® winner Alan Cumming), an artist and activist from ACT UP who lived through the early years of HIV/AIDS — a man scarred and still struggling with survivor’s guilt. Cemented into an oppressive past, he is bewildered by a younger generation of carefree gay men with their uninhibited use of social media, sexting, and seeming political indifference. But when he meets the seductive young Braeden (Zachary Booth), an intergenerational relationship blossoms between them – one capable of reawakening Sam’s artistic soul and reviving his wilted heart.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 10
- Fresh: 7
- Rotten: 3
- Average Rating: 6.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Some stronger filmmaking would be welcome, sure, but "After Louie" has an honesty that's often just as valuable.
Rotten: While it's well-intentioned to a fault, and driven by deep convictions, the film also is diffuse, lethargically paced and short on thematic trenchancy, building powerful individual moments but seldom sustaining a compelling narrative thread.
Fresh: ... a valuable meditation on generational differences, particularly between gay men who lived through the worst years of the AIDS crisis and those who came of age afterward.
From Millenials to Boomers...finally, a queer film that not only has stellar talent but authentically explores the evolution of modern generational relationships post automatic HIV death sentences in this sharply entertaining gap bridger.
I am Sam
Thank Alan Cummings and all the writers, directors, actors and others involved.
So painful to watch if you are Sam but so grateful for the experience that someone remembers and testifies.
This movie brings honor and memory to all those on my own wall not unlike that on the wall in the movie ....part of me ...even if some are unnamed and gone but truly loved for that moment they touched you.
Great movie about love, loss, pain, memory, aging & questioning was the cost of trying to make a difference worthy of remembering.