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      A Very Serious Person

      2006 1 hr. 35 min. Drama List
      Reviews 50% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Male nurse Jan (Charles Busch) is spending the summer taking care of the dying Mrs. A (Polly Bergen). The cranky old woman looks after her orphaned grandson, Gil (P.J. Verhoest), but she must soon send him off to live with other relatives due to her condition. As the three spend the summer months in New Jersey, Jan and Gil gradually let down their guards and become close. Jan unwittingly serves as a meaningful and necessary mentor to a young boy whose life is about to be completely changed. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member A very tame Charles Busch movie, but it does have heart. Busch is fun and Polly Bergen is terrific. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member I think I now understand why we need good looking people in movies. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member An extra star for this one. This movie goes underneath the surface to deal with human complexity in an honest and interesting way. We need more movies like this. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Just wasn't impressed Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member very touching and somewhat bittersweet film.. i could sympatise with the characters and although the story is somewhat dramatic, it's still feasable. a pity the filmography wasn't very well taken but perhaps that is what added the quaint little charm to it. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member I liked this film and felt it captured some of the feelings that are not generally dealt-with in films. Actually shows some shades of gray and handles the subject matter in a sensitive way. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Don Willmott Filmcritic.com A Very Serious Person is about unusual people in unusual circumstances, but that doesn't make it particularly interesting. Rated: 2.5/5 Jun 21, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Male nurse Jan (Charles Busch) is spending the summer taking care of the dying Mrs. A (Polly Bergen). The cranky old woman looks after her orphaned grandson, Gil (P.J. Verhoest), but she must soon send him off to live with other relatives due to her condition. As the three spend the summer months in New Jersey, Jan and Gil gradually let down their guards and become close. Jan unwittingly serves as a meaningful and necessary mentor to a young boy whose life is about to be completely changed.
      Director
      Charles Busch
      Screenwriter
      Charles Busch, Carl Andress
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Apr 1, 2008