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    • by LaurieBethsGrotto

      The film version of this extraordinary play was done with expertise, appropriate care and brilliant acting. I don’t think it could have been done better.

      The cast is superb, including the likes of Steve Buscemi, Laura Linney, Christina Ricci and others.

      They bring their

      A-game to this film and they look as haunted by the crime as one would expect, if they were residents of a previously unknown small town that was suddenly rocketed to the national media by a brutal crime—but not just any brutal crime, a hate crime.

      They pull off the confusion and the defensiveness and the resentment.

      There is some comic relief, but not very much.

      Overall it is a beautifully shot piece that is done in the style of a documentary for the most part with the occasional scene including ...

      • The Laramie Project, an HBO production
      the actors who are playing the interviewers—the members of the Tectonic Theater Project who conducted the interviews that were compiled into the play.

      The music choices are appropriate and effective, but so subtle they are barely noticed.

      The film does not, as the play does

      not, shy away from the fact that some of the resentment in the town was posthumously directed at Mathew for ruining their town’s friendly reputation.

      It is a powerful movie and HBO should be proud of it.

      How little we knew then; how we have changed in eleven years.

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