Forgive and Forget (1997)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Gay & Lesbian Films  |   Release Date - Jan 3, 2000 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Aisling Walsh directs this drama about coming out in working-class England. South Londoners David (Steven John Shepherd) and Theo (John Simm) are best mates: they grew up together, they both work in the same construction crew, and they spend much of their free time getting plastered. The problem is that tall, hunky David is secretly gay -- and in love with Theo. His quiet desire turns pained and urgent when Theo moves in with his girlfriend Hannah (Laura Fraser). Sensing him to be a rival for Theo's attention, Hannah jealously tries to veer Theo away from his friend. Unwilling to lessen his attachment and unable to understand the depth of his feelings, David resorts to increasingly desperate measures to return his friendship with Theo back to what it was.

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coming-out, jealousy, sexual-orientation, revelation, secret-life, secret-admirer, sexual-frustration