Spoiler Alert review – bland gay weepie leaves dry eyes in the house

Ineffective leading duo and rote script hamper otherwise affecting true story of a couple tackling terminal illness

Jim Parsons and Ben Aldridge in Spoiler Alert
Jim Parsons and Ben Aldridge in Spoiler Alert. Photograph: Linda Källérus

When Billy Eichner’s poorly marketed yet richly textured gay romcom Bros was released earlier this year, the critique from many queer viewers was that it wasn’t queer enough. The film, a big and glossy yet not unspecific studio movie produced by Judd Apatow, was a major step forward for the centering of LGBTQ+ stories but ended up as both box office disaster and intra-community whipping bro, unfairly expected to tick every box in every way.

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