Just saw Milk.
Thumbs way up!→
[More:]Wow, we've come a long way in a relatively short amount of time, and I thank this film for educating me on such a visceral level. The film itself was flawed but nevertheless magnificent, and I had to keep reminding myself I was watching Sean Penn -- IMO, he so thoroughly became the character he was portraying that I forgot about the actor and only focused on the character.
The film was much more gentle than I'd anticipated. Not sure how else to say it. I was expecting something that spoke with a declamatory voice, but witnessed instead a film that spoke in a civil and conversational -- though no less passionate and rousing -- tone.
Though this film could conceivably helped the no-on-prop-8 movement, I must say that it turned out to be a balm to my soul in the post prop-8 world.