The Normal Heart (2014) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Normal Heart

Ryan Murphy, 2014

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The Normal Heart
Larry Kramer, 1985

The Normal Heart is a movie directed by Ryan Murphy in 2014 and based on the play of the same name by Larry Kramer, first published in 1985. The movie features Mark Ruffalo, Jonathan Groff, Frank De Julio, William DeMeritt, Taylor Kitsch, Joe Mantello, and others.

What users say

“The movie is better than the book”

But the book is worth reading.

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RATING

7.9

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Normal Heart (Ryan Murphy, 2014)

8.5

/ 10

Book Cover: The Normal Heart (Larry Kramer, 1985)

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Storyline

It is summer of 1981. Ned Weeks is an openly gay writer from New York City who travels to celebrate the birthday of his friend Craig Donner at a beach house. The story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation’s sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Normal Heart, the 2014 movie by Ryan Murphy

Year

2014

Minutes

132

Movie Rate

7.90

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Normal Heart

Country: USA

Year: 2014

Length: 2h12m

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Cover of The Normal Heart, the 1985 book by Larry Kramer

Year

1985

Pages

98

Book Rate

8.58

S: Goodreads

Book

The Normal Heart

Country: USA

First published in: 1985

Length: 98 pages

Genre: Play

User polls & recommendations

Which is better?

Poster of The Normal Heart, the 2014 movie by Ryan Murphy

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Cover of The Normal Heart, the 1985 book by Larry Kramer

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IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of The Normal Heart, the 2014 movie by Ryan Murphy

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15% No

11 votes

2 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of The Normal Heart, the 1985 book by Larry Kramer

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36% No

9 votes

5 votes

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