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  • Actors: Glenn Close, Bridget Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Robert Sean Leonard, David Strathairn
  • Directors: Christopher Reeve
  • Format: Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005JNOR
  • Learn more about "In the Gloaming" on IMDb

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Customer Reviews

Reeve does a GREAT job as director.
Adam D. Richey
Happy with the purchase and the ordering and processing of the item.
Jamie Peyton Smith
A very real story with many points of truth.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By mindy redwine niles on April 17, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
I found this movie to be inspiring, hauntingly beautiful in thought and performance, writing and directing. A current day story that any of us might experience, and might not deal with as well as depicted here. The title song at the end is breathtaking, and I have been searching for it since seeing the film last year. Thought provoking and important. Well worth watching.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 3, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
How would you feel if a younger member of your family were to come home... to die? This is the pivotal point of "In the gloaming." I especially liked Glen Close's able performance as the mother who tries to understand her dying son and tries to recapture, in those final days, a smidgen of their past. Various degrees of rejection and denial are interspersedly played by the other members of the family but through it all, there is a sense that there is much more to "living" than the simple act of existing. Haunting and beautiful.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By L. Spencer on June 5, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
This is just one of those movies where you walk away not sure what to say. I caught it by accident on cable, and was mesmerized from the second it started. It's a great story about life, and death, and all we hold dear to us.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 22, 2001
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Be sure to read the short story by Alice Elliott Dark this film is based on. The writing will draw you in, grab you, then leave you knowing you've just experienced a wonderful moment. The visuals are all there and far better than the film.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robert I. Hedges HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on May 25, 2008
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"In The Gloaming" is an excellent HBO production based on the story by Alice Elliott Dark. First time director Christopher Reeve tackled this challenging story about a young man with AIDS who comes back to the home of his wealthy parents to die. This drama only takes 62 minutes, but it packs an emotional wallop as the main characters have to come to terms with both their past relationships and the people they have become.

Robert Sean Leonard (who you may recognize from "House") plays the young terminally ill man, and steals the show. He brings almost painful poignancy to the role without appearing to be a caricature of suffering. Most of his time is spent with his mother, Glenn Close, who does a good job as the caring, though formerly distant, mother. The scenes these two share are astoundingly good. Also wonderful is Whoopi Goldberg, who plays a nurse. This role shows off her enduring flexibility as an actress, and here she could not be better. Bridget Fonda was not quite as compelling as Leonard, Close, and Goldberg, although she did put past family conflicts into perspective. I wasn't as fond of her role as I would have liked to be because she seemed more a plot contrivance to provide background than a necessary and integral part of the story. David Strathairn plays the father, the most aloof of all the family members, and comes across as profoundly insufferable for the majority of the film, which is, of course, exactly what he is supposed to do. I was hoping for a better resolution to the father and son relationship than was provided, but of course this frequently mirrors real life in that relatives don't always get closure before death.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A viewer on April 22, 2005
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This is a film which is inspired, in part, by "Ordinary People." Danny (Robert Sean Leonard), a young journalist, comes home and moves back in with his parents when he's diagnosed with AIDS. This film deals with he and his family's attempts to come to terms with the crisis they face and his impending death. The family is generally a good, loving family, but with communication problems. His mother (Glenn Close)is loving and compassionate, though tentative. It's clear that she and her son have always been close. His father (David Straithorn) wants to do the right thing, but doesn't quite know how to do it or face the inevitible. His sister (Bridget Fonda) is polite, but resentful and cold, Yet her behavior is understandable: her brother appears to have always been her mother's favorite. They are helped by a wise, supportive nurse (Whoppi Goldberg). Nothing that is said or happens is out of the ordinary, but it's so superbly written and acted, you won't be able to stop watching.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Marcella Twain on October 24, 2004
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I caught this by chance on HBO, and it was one of the best accidents that I have encountered. The correct words to describe this film fail me because it would be hard to give it the justice it deserves. Actions speak louder than words . . . I was in tears by the end of the film. That is how powerful it was and how it can truly touch someone from the emotions evoked by the wonderful acting to the relationships that develop between the characters to the music used that fuse perfectly with each scene.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Adam D. Richey on February 8, 2005
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In the Gloaming is about a man dying of AIDS returning home to spend time with his family for presumably the last time. I'm sure most people know that it's coming, but the movie is still such a great emotional and dramatic ride that reflects on life and all of the greatest memories of it, and you will still cry when the time finally comes.

One of my favorite movies, if you are looking for a good movie to cozy up with a box of tissues to, THIS is an A+ film. Reeve does a GREAT job as director.
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