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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Roday ... Dan Schauble
Robin Weigert ... Paula
Danny Glover ... Bob
Khandi Alexander ... Dot
Tom Riley ... Mike
Jerry Mcdaniel Jr. ... Gregory / Lisa (as Jerry McDaniel)
Tabitha Paigen ... Kimberly
Jenny O'Hara ... Dan's Mother (voice)
Damon Kirsche Damon Kirsche ... Kevin
Mark Rafael Truitt Mark Rafael Truitt ... Jim 'The Ranger' (as Mark Truitt)
Richard LaGravenese ... Mugger
Felix Justice Felix Justice ... Donnie
Bob Greene ... Doctor Denney
Diana C. Weng Diana C. Weng ... Doctor
Kashka Banjoko Kashka Banjoko ... Body Oil Salesman
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When a struggling writer, HIV positive for 20+ years, accidentally deposits a $100 birthday check, he is dropped from his health plan for earning too much. In this new era of sort-of universal care, can he take on a helpless bureaucracy or come up with $3000 a month to buy meds on his own?

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An AIDS comedy.

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9 November 2017 (Germany) See more »

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San Francisco, California, USA

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Made for and only interesting to a clique.
13 May 2018 | by apjcSee all my reviews

This was billed as a comedy, I watched half an hour and it was anything but such. If it had been billed as HIV dramatic comedy, I'd have understood. The emphasis is always on medication with the underlying political content of U.S. medical care / drug prescriptions not doing enough or the right thing for those afflicted. Is this really singular to them rather than other serious medical conditions. Before any scream Homophobia, learn what phobia means. I don't fear or hate homosexuality, I don't understand it, but accept and respect their choice. HIV is the most fearsome STD, if anyone says it's God's judgement, I damn them and their God. I just feel this film didn't know how it wanted to handle this subject.


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