Popping up my head from the gopher hole of the holidays (more about those later ), I highly recommend that you see “Milk” if it’s in a theater near you. I went with nephew Zach and 15YOD today and found it riveting. Sean Penn gives an amazing performance as Harvey Milk, and the actual news footage interspersed throughout the film was like a living history flashback for me. I’d forgotten just how smarmy Anita Bryant could be.
The movie is rated R, but I wouldn’t let that deter you from taking your teenager to see it. The few intimations of sex and the liberal use of the f-word are far outweighed by the powerful story and the valuable lessons of the aforementioned history. Take Kleenex.