- Summary: Maple Palm is an intense dramatic feature that exposes the harsh reality of nonexistent same-sex immigration protections in the the United States, and the ruthless ambivalence bi-national couples are forced to endure. (FATfilms LLC)
- Director: Ralph Torjan
- Genre(s): Drama, Comedy, Romance
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Positive: 0 out of 2
Mixed: 0 out of 2
Negative: 2 out of 2
Like a lot of recent queer-themed cinema that aspires to be politically charged, Maple Palm takes a hot-button issue (here, it's homophobic U.S. immigration policies) and reduces it to dry sloganeering and shameless emotional manipulation of the audience.
Maple Palm cannot possibly be seriously recommended to anyone, but a reviewer, sitting through it until the long-awaited finish, cannot but be moved by how Stewart and everyone else involved has hurled themselves into the project with the utmost conviction, sometimes with unintended comical effect.