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Love and Human Remains [VHS] (1995)

Thomas Gibson , Ruth Marshall , Denys Arcand  |  R |  VHS Tape
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Thomas Gibson, Ruth Marshall, Cameron Bancroft, Mia Kirshner, Joanne Vannicola
  • Directors: Denys Arcand
  • Writers: Brad Fraser
  • Producers: Peter Sussman, Pierre Latour, Richard Lalonde, Roger Frappier
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • VHS Release Date: February 4, 1997
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6303922481
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #353,827 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Set in a dreary urban landscape of an anonymous Canadian city, LOVE AND HUMAN REMAINS is a dark comedy about a group of twenty-somethings looking for love and meaning in the '90s. The film focuses on roommates David, a gay waiter who has has given up on his acting career, and Candy, a book reviewer who is also David's ex-lover. David and Candy's lives are entangled with those of David's friends (a busboy, a psychic dominatrix, and a misogynistic civil-servant) and Candy's dates (a male bartender and a lesbian schoolteacher). Meanwhile, a serial killer menaces the concrete and asphalt neighborhood in which David and Candy live.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one of my fave flix of all time August 4, 2005
Format:DVD
first saw it in boston a decade ago, plus, saw the stage play off bway. still a fave.

wonderful twists, great acting, lots of little side-dramas. wonderfully goofy situs juxtaposed w/ awkward, scary and funny. ending a bit too tidy, but the route there is entertaining. and, one of my fave lines of all time: david, on arriving in his humble abode, shared w/ candy (yum): "honey, i'm homo!"

warning: skin-on-skin is not just hetero, for those who are sensitive to that sort of thing.

don't know about this format, but fortunately bro got me player that will play it. am ordering. glad i didn't have to order it from australia.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars To be completely honest.... July 29, 2013
By Amy F
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I only got this movie because of Thomas Gibson (Criminal MInds, Dharma & Greg) but it actually was a lot better than I thought it might be. It's dark and sort of slow at times, but the whole dynamic between the characters and their lives and all the interactions...it was very good and I'd definitely back it up with 4 stars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Canada Delivers Queer Cinema February 6, 2013
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Love & Human Remains is a thriller that will keep you guessing.

Going to a film festival can be daunting when you look at a schedule with too many choices. A rule that my friends and I used at the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival was that if it comes from Canada, it will be good. Love & Human Remains should make Canadian film makers proud.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brad Fraser's view of flawed love September 4, 2013
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Based on his stage play, this is the story of a man and a woman, roommates, looking for love and missing it every time while the twisted and deranged search for the same thing forces their friend to really extreme actions. Compelling and uneasy, this film is a small gem.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fine film at last on DVD July 10, 2013
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Fine film. stars Thomas Gibson, most familiar to me from his
appearances on "Tales of the City". The other actors I don't know
but to me all excellent. The DVD claims uncut edition, but unless
I'm missing something it's the same running time as the VHS. No
complaints here, just glad to have on DVD,
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this movie September 9, 2012
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This movie is so interesting. The Mystery is going on in the background of the movie, touching each character but you don't realize it til it's right in front of you. It's done so well
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Depth of character missing January 31, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
Unfortunately, nothing too profound in this movie of alienation and randy encounters. Characters are mildly intriguing to watch as they wander somewhat aimlessly through their lives. Story projects these people as alienated from one another, themselves, their jobs, "normal" life. . . everything. Gibson is a talented beauty, likeable, you want him to find whatever it is he's looking for, but you'll grow frustrated by his directionlessness. From whence does it stem? His long-time buddy is gorgeous, suited or unsuited (was that his nice naked rear that flashed away all too quickly? MORE PLEASE.), but the lost soul he plays is even harder to appreciate because, again, there's no compelling reason for him to be the way he is. Meaning and love don't ever just come handed to you on a plate, foks, but that's what the characters in this movie seem to expect. And not having found them, they do (fill in the blank) stupid/dangerous/contradictory/psychotic things that don't bring them any closer to meaning or love. This moderately sexually charged movie is a good one to use to contemplate life alone or with a loved one, but life shouldn't be, AND ISN'T, as answerless and arbitrary as all this.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Careless compulsions January 30, 2012
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An interesting multi-layered film focusing on the private lives of promiscuous urban city dwellers. Sexual curiosities yield erotic investigation for one gay man room-mating with a lesbian, both of whom are friends with a dominatrix, whose social circle is haunted by a serial killer in their midst, unbeknownst to them, until finally revealed in the end, who also suffers an unexpected fate.

In one remarkable and disturbing scene, he takes a "job" with her, in which he plays the part of a 'white knight' type of 'good' cowboy dressed in white, rescuing the girl in apparent distress, while the client plays the role of the villain cowboy reminiscent of a spaghetti western, who is thereby admonished to quite literally lick the boots of the 'good' cowboy, to his disgust and dismay.

Another scenario relates the burgeoning sexuality of a young man who harbors a crush on him, pursuing his curiosity until finally submitting to a request that he pull down his pants, bend over a pool table, leaving him in a vulnerable, potentially humiliating position, but which only seems to prod him further with his curiosities. Remembering the previous evening's travails through a miasma of distorted recollection, he inquires as to who it was that brought him to climax the previous night, wherein he was given a dose of heroin, promptly delivering him into an unconscious stupor.

In the end, all are embroiled in a mishmash of dependency upon a serial killer who turns out to be the ex-boyfriend, who proclaimed his love while plunging backwards to his death.

A fascinating plot throughout, eventually revealing one of the characters contracting the dreaded HIV virus.
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