Sean Penn gives a meticulously detailed performance as the cagey and charismatic pol, but credit should also go to Dustin Lance Black, whose script squarely locates Milk at the center of his community, his city, and his cause.
I have lived on the east coast my whole life and never knew the significance of Harvey Milk.What a wonderful story of a man who changed the city of San Franscisco, but the ripple effect has impacted all Americans directly and indirectly. I would recommend this movie for anyone over the age of 16. The acting was beyond amazing, especially considering Sean Penn and Scott Franco are straight....they did a great job with their gay roles and were very believable in their love for each other. This movie is an important piece of our history and I really enjoyed it.