Focus Features | Release Date: December 2, 2022
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TVJerryDec 13, 2022
Just like the memoir this is based on, the film lets you know right up front that the boyfriend (Ben Aldridge) is going to die. That leaves the rest of the movie to watch their relationship develop. Jim Parsons plays the other half (andJust like the memoir this is based on, the film lets you know right up front that the boyfriend (Ben Aldridge) is going to die. That leaves the rest of the movie to watch their relationship develop. Jim Parsons plays the other half (and narrates), a mild-mannered writer who ends up with the handsome guy "out of his league." When they're meeting and falling in love, the dialogue and their chemistry keeps it interesting and upbeat. Needless to say, when the illness starts, things get heavy. Surprisingly, even with a touching final scene, the emotional impact was not hankie-worthy. The premise is very Hallmark and the result pretty much stays in that mold without much to make it memorable. NOTE: Stay thru the early credits for a short video of the real guy. Expand
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fra92Dec 4, 2022
I literally cried my eyes out. I loved this movie and this story so much. It's so authentic, and heartbreaking but funny and heartwarming. Besides an incredible cast, the character of Michael (I am a big fan of Ausiello as well) felt soI literally cried my eyes out. I loved this movie and this story so much. It's so authentic, and heartbreaking but funny and heartwarming. Besides an incredible cast, the character of Michael (I am a big fan of Ausiello as well) felt so awkwardly close to what many people are, complex, difficult and charming. A piece of queer cinema that I won't forget! Expand
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JLuis_001Dec 30, 2022
I'm not quite sure about making the comparison, but I couldn't help myself from making it in my head while watching it, as Spoiler Alert accomplishes with stunning ease what Bros couldn't.

However, the big problem is that this film tackles a
I'm not quite sure about making the comparison, but I couldn't help myself from making it in my head while watching it, as Spoiler Alert accomplishes with stunning ease what Bros couldn't.

However, the big problem is that this film tackles a dramatic side that clouds the connection and relationship of Jim Parsons and Ben Aldridge's characters, which is basically the driving force of this story.
Had this been a full-on comedy, it would have been great to see their interactions vary, but being a drama where one is dealing with an illness, there are only so many places the two of them can explore.

Nonetheless, I found Spoiler Alert to be a pretty effective film, even if its proposed plot has been seen several times before.
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kayndDec 13, 2022
One of the best movies i’ve seen in a long time. I really enjoyed it, it’s a tear jerker and has a good sense of humor, i recommend it
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