‘Milk’ Gets Its First Rave

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Mary Jo Vath's Chrysanthemum and Truffle (2004). Photo: Courtesy of Focus Features

Forget those rumors you might've heard about Milk's purported stinkinessHollywood Elsewhere's Jeffrey Wells has seen Gus Van Sant's new biopic and declares it "compassionate, exacting, precisely ordered and emotional in most of the right ways." Also, "I felt a genuine gayness from Sean Penn, who plays the title role of the late San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk, that I didn't think he had in him." [Hollywood Elsewhere]