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x Emma Thompson as : The Angel of America/Nurse Emily/Homeless Woman
x Directed by : Mike Nichols
x Written by : Tony Kuchner
x Main cast :Meryl Streep, Al Pachino, Mary Louise Parker

x The Story : God has abandoned Heaven. It's 1985: the Reagans are in the White House and Death swings the scythe of AIDS. In Manhattan, Prior Walton 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

x Emma on Angels in America:" It's about everything... in terms of all the "-isms" we live with: rasism, sexism, homophobia. The whole business of being human. And the other thing is ofcourse, how drawn you are to the evil characters. Al Pachinos character is someone you just adore, coz he's so bad. There's so much fun in it! There's everything; sex, drugs, moral depoverty (always a favourite) "
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x Related Links

  • Official Site [usa]
  • Meryl Streep Online entry