I loved it. It didn't seem much like a TV movie. I cried inside while watching it but I thought it was amazingly well done. Superlative acting. I like especially how strong Stockard Channing is - she never crosses the borderline into hysteria. Sam Waterston is at his usual best. Shane Meier is not that well-known but he should be, he's a very good actor. I was a bit apprehensive about buying this for some reason but not being one to judge books by covers, I did it and am really, really glad I did. Shane plays Matthew as a really straight gay guy and I think that worked well. The scenes with Matthew and Pablo are great - a love scene woulda been cool but maybe it wasn't so integral to the plot? I really liked the lesbian chick who became friends with Matthew, who was played by a very good actress who wasn't too butch. Hopefully the world has become a bit better off because of this film and because of the Matthew Shepard Story and the Foundation in his name. I wish it didn't take death to instigate and motivate change. The passage of a few more generations is all it will take, I hope and pray. "You've got to be carefully taught, before it's too late, to hate all the people that your parents hate." One day that quotation won't apply. Anyhow, I won't get off on a diatribe. Although I'm gay, I never watched any films like this, or any gay films at all, until recently and this was one of the first ones I bought to add to my collection. I'm glad I did. Oh by the way, if you liked this film and are just now getting into gay films like I am (at the time I wrote this), you should see "Bridegroom", a much more recent feature-length documentary, that tackles different subject matter about gay guys.