US: 117 min • Paramount Pictures • 2009
The story of Quentin Crisp after his reloaction to New York in 1981 is ambitious and ultimately succeeds in its ambition.
It’s the heartbreaking performance from Jonathan Tucker as groundbreaking gay artist Patrick Angus that becomes the sweet focus of the movie. Taking him under his wing, Crisp uses his celebrity status to help Angus land a show. The characters make an odd couple in their age difference and varied sexuality, but they share a common love/hate affair with loneliness.