Tying the Knot

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  • Summary: This documentary digs deeply into the meaning of marriage today. From an historical trip to the Middle Ages, to gay hippies storming the Manhattan marriage bureau in 1971, this eye-opening exploration of the embattled institution looks at rights, privilege and love as gay activists andThis documentary digs deeply into the meaning of marriage today. From an historical trip to the Middle Ages, to gay hippies storming the Manhattan marriage bureau in 1971, this eye-opening exploration of the embattled institution looks at rights, privilege and love as gay activists and right-wing politicos lock horns in the fight for marriage. (1049 Films) Expand
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Informative documentary about the recent history of efforts to legalize gay marriage, tying these in with the history of marriage as an institution.
  2. 80
    The obviously authentic love these couples shared should settle the question for all but bigots.
  3. 75
    It makes a sane, civil, humanist case for marriage for all.
  4. What Tying the Knot lacks in finesse it compensates for in making a heartfelt case for the hot-button topic of same-sex marriage.
  5. Jim de Seve's cogent pro-gay-marriage argument appeals equally to emotion and reason.
  6. 60
    Tying The Knot's central point remains insistently stated. It would be hard for anyone to watch it and still think of the demand for same-sex marriage as a mere passing fancy.
  7. Reviewed by: Melissa Levine
    50
    What about the activists (gay and straight) who want to secure legal benefits for all citizens, not just married ones?

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  1. MichelleM.
    Feb 1, 2006
    10
    In college I was showed this film and I it's a great film to watch. I loved it!

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