Top positive review
award winning performances from denzel and Tom.
Reviewed in the United States on December 23, 2017
When you think of the first men ( and women ) who contracted AIDS in the 80s, it is hard to think that anyone would have taken the chance. But then if it was so new that no one was sure how you got it, behaviors didn't change. this movie shows that innocent people were just living their lives. Their was no 'risky' behavior, just behavior that had been going on for years without repercussions.
Being fired because of a disease is no different than being fired because of race or gender. Philadelphia makes that very clear.
I love this movie and am smiling through my tears. I don't know how it could have been any better.
Hanks won the academy award for this role. It was well deserved. I wish I could make everyone watch it.