I'd argue that if the movie managed to move you, then maybe it's even better than you actually think.
Made as a sort of apology to the LGBT community after transsexual serial killer in THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, Jonathan Demme's PHILIDELPHIA is a kind of stylistic extension of that film, but a complete tonal 180. Demme uses close-ups in a similar way, but instead of just making us uncomfortable, he confronts us, the audience, as the jury in a trial of a AIDS stricken gay man unfairly fired from his job.
Voce piena d'armonia e dice: "Vivi ancora! Io son la vita! Ne' miei occhi e il tuo cielo! Tu non sei sola! Le lacrime tue io le raccolgo! Io sto sul tuo cammino e ti sorreggo! Sorridi e spera! Io son l'amore! Tutto intorno e sangue e fango? Io son divino! Io son l'oblio! Io sono il dio che sovra il mondo scendo da l'empireo, fa della terra un ciel! Ah! Io son l'amore, io son l'amor, l'amor"
I admit its not a great film, but I was really moved by it and quite frankly sometimes thats good enough for me. Also both lead performances were wonderful.
Not as bold as it would like audiences to think it was. While it was clearly about time that Hollywood finally dealt with the AIDS epidemic, the movie conveniently skirts the "gay angle" by making Hanks a victim of AIDS from the first frame (and therefore, the audience never actually sees him as an active homosexual).