I was thinking: is this one of those "bury your gays" trope" even though it is biographical? The fact that it is filmed. "Holding the Man" is bittersweet. A Romeo and Julia-esque portrayal of two human beings in love for 15 years. So many hindrances on the way, so many trials. It was difficult to watch the end.
Tough viewing. The early parts when their relationship is starting is really nice, then it hits you with the really heavy stuff that I personally found hard to sit through. Also partly because I found it a tad on the boring side during the mid and later parts of the film. Ryan Corr is terrific as Tim though. One of the better performances from 2015 that I've seen.