The story of Philadelphia
Philadelphia was a city filled with love, and the story about homosexuality and AIDS happened in this city.
The name of the leading actor is Andrew, who is acted by Tom Hanks, and he has ever acted Forrest Gump. Andy was an excellent lawyer in a high-grade law firm. And he was prompted and authorized an important case. He paid his effort to prepare the case for nine days. After his effort, he finished the compliant of the case in the tenth day, but the compliant strangely disappeared and it appeared until the last moment. Although he won the case but he was fired due to his incompetence, but in fact, one of the partners found some lesions on his forehead which was the sigh of AIDS. The partners were afraid to be infected, so they found an excuse to frame Andrew and fire him.
Andrew knew the reason why he was fired, he wanted to be treated fair and not be discriminated because of his AIDS.
So he tried his best to find lawyer to defend him, but no one wanted to help him. Joe was the tenth lawyer he found. When Andrew mentioned his AIDS, at the beginning, Joe was also afraid to be infected, and he also hated Andrew’s sexual orientation. Andrew is a gay, and he has his boyfriend, migul. He refused to help Andrew. But one day, in a library, Joe noticed Andrew trying to find proof to defend for himself. Joe was moved by Andrew, and he determined to help Andrew. The two excellent counselors worked together to search the law documentary to find proof. They met many difficulties. On the one hand, Andrew suffered physical pain, to make matter worse; Andrew’s private life is exploited before the public, such his homosexual, his AID. But he didn’t afraid anything, he just wants to eliminate the discrimination with AIDS and homosexuality. In the process, Joe gradually understood the homosexuality, and eliminated his prejudice and wanted to fight for the homosexual’s rights.
After conquered many difficulties, they won the case and got a large sum of settlement. But when Joe went to the hospital to tell Andrew the good news, Andrew was going to die. Andrew used his weak voice appreciate his thanks to Joe. At that moment, they understand each other, both of them are the fighters for justice.
Fortunately, Andrew’s boyfriend, migul, accompanied Andrew all the time until the last moment. It showed the grateful love of homosexuality, whatever the problem they met, they never get off another’s hands.
Andrew’s words impressed me, he said, “It’s every now and again not often but occasional, you get to be a part of justice being done, that’s really quite thrill when that happens.” it make me feel the power of justice. The most impressed part of the film is that, Andrew’s family support Andrew fight for his rights. It reminds me to think about the two questions, the homosexuality and AIDS. I have never discriminated the AIDS patient, but I show a little uncomfortable of homosexuality. And now I know more about the problem, and I change my opinion. The gay should be allowed, should be treated fair and should be blessed. Because no matter when, there is nothing wrong with love, and loving somebody who has the same sex with you isn’t an error. So we should give more tolerance to them, and make them feel more comfortable to love and to be loved.
The film ends up with a song, and the song tells us Philadelphia is a country filled with love, and it is the place where the Declaration of Independence is published。 And the Philadelphian can easily tolerate differences. So this is the beautiful story happened in this beautiful country, and this is the film--- The story of Philadelphia.