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A closeted young man goes home for the holidays and struggles to reveal his dire circumstances to his conservative family.


  • Jamie Chung
  • Virginia Madsen
  • Michael Chiklis
  • Cory Michael Smith
  • Ryan Piers Williams
  • Bryan Massey
  • Aidan Langford
  • Antonio Drake

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Mar 15, 2018

Tan's screenplay — from a story he developed with his mononymous producer, cinematographer and co-editor, HutcH — doesn't entirely avoid cliche. But the integrity of the performances, the believability of the relationships and the authenticity of the milieu keep it from spilling over into mawkishness.

Metacritic review by David Rooney
David Rooney
The Hollywood Reporter
Mar 15, 2018

Even with uneasiness dripping from Smith as Adrian, the acting in 1985 is like the script – stiff. 1985 gets the notes right, and its foreboding look takes us back to a dark age. It’s a lesson worth remembering. Yet with all the prejudice and pain, the film still feels a lot like a sermon.

David D'Arcy
Screen Daily
Mar 15, 2018

1985 is a film that is full of virtues, not least the acting talent of its cast, who are all expert at conveying a lot of subtext underneath words and physical behavior. It seems clear that Tan (“Pit Stop”) has worked with his actors very closely and sensitively, and he has won deeply felt work from them.

Metacritic review by Dan Callahan
Dan Callahan