**Directed by:** Mike Nichols
**Genres:** Drama, Fantasy
**Plot Outline:** God has abandoned Heaven. It’s 1985: the Reagans are in the White House and Death swings the scythe of AIDS…
**My Rating:** 10 [rate 5]
**Cast:** Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Justin Kirk, Ben Shenkman, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Patrick Wilson, James Cromwell, Michael Gambon, Simon Callow, Brian Markinson, Robin Weigert, Kevin ‘Flotilla DeBarge’ Joseph, Florence Kastriner
In Manhattan, Prior Walter tells Lou, his lover of four years, he’s ill; Lou bolts. As disease and loneliness ravage Prior, guilt invades Lou. Joe Pitt, an attorney who is Mormon and Republican, is pushed by right-wing fixer Roy Cohn toward a job at the Justice Department. Both Pitt and Cohn are in the closet: Pitt out of shame and religious turmoil, Cohn to preserve his power and access. Pitt’s wife Harper is strung out on Valium, aching to escape a sexless marriage. An angel invites Prior to be a prophet in death. Pitt’s mother and Belize, a close friend, help Prior choose.