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  • Summary: When a married man discovers he is HIV-positive, he tracks down the one man he ever slept with, who he suspects infected him with the virus.
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  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Despite strong performances, this drawn-out "Day" feels like a cross between the claustrophobic play it once was, and the R-rated "After-School Special" it wants to be.
  2. What might have proved reasonably compelling onstage comes across as forced on film, with credibility taking a back seat to contrivance.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    40
    Not since Larry Clark's "Kids" (1995) has the threat of HIV infection been used so gratuitously, driving a narrative that ultimately has nothing to do with the AIDS crisis.
  4. 30
    Mr. Piccirillo's direction reflects a basic knowledge of stagecraft but no discernable sense of filmmaking. The dull television-style close-ups march relentlessly across the screen, leaving only the ghostly trails of badly transferred video images behind.
  5. 30
    No amount of fidgety editing and anxious soundtrack atonality can distract from the creakingly implausible scenario (Marsden's Dan is an almost comic exemplar of uncharacteristic hostage behavior).
  6. 25
    Boasts one of the most ludicrous plots ever committed to digital video.
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  1. ScottM.
    Apr 13, 2007
    9
    Critics were way off base on this one. The acting, especially Scott Speedman, was brilliant and compelling. Anybody who thinks that the Critics were way off base on this one. The acting, especially Scott Speedman, was brilliant and compelling. Anybody who thinks that the revelation of one's HIV-status isn't dramatic, compelling and relevant (as some of these critics suggested) is not only wearing blinders but doesn't have a clue. However, for these critics to ignore the extremely stong performances is just ignorant. Glad to see people writing more valid reviews in the comments. Definitely worth seeing. Expand

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