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Holding the Man (15)

Biography, Drama, Romance

Tim and John fell in love while teenagers at their all-boys high school. John was captain of the football team, Tim an aspiring actor playing a minor part in Romeo and Juliet. Their romance endured for 15 years to laugh in the face of everything life threw at it - the separations, the discrimination, the temptations, the jealousies and the losses - until the only problem that love can't solve, tried to destroy them.

The critical consensus

Sluggishly formulaic, this is a disappointingly superficial interpretation of an important book.

**(*)(*)(*)David Parkinson, Empire Online, 02/06/2016

A 1970s schoolboy flirtation blossoms into a tragic love affair in this unabashedly mainstream romance movie.

***(*)(*)Benjamin Lee, The Guardian, 02/06/2016

The lead actors are a little old to convince as teenagers but grow into their roles while the soundtrack from Blondie to Rufus Wainwright invites nostalgia. There will not be a dry eye in the cinema.

****(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 03/06/2016

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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