• Sat. Apr 20th, 2024

The 24th Day is a 2004 drama-thriller film directed by , based on his play of the same name. The film stars and , who play Tom and Dan, respectively. Tom and Dan were former lovers who meet again six years later in a chance encounter. After a night of drinking, Tom wakes up to find himself bound to a chair in Dan's apartment. Dan accuses Tom of giving him HIV and demands a blood test to prove his innocence. The rest of the film follows their intense and emotional interactions as they grapple with the truth of their past and present circumstances.


The 24th Day is a well-acted and tense drama that explores themes of revenge, betrayal, and the consequences of past actions. and deliver excellent performances as the two main characters, effectively conveying the complex emotions and conflicting motivations of their characters.

The film does an excellent job of building tension and keeping the audience engaged, as the two characters are locked in a battle of wits and emotions. The use of flashbacks and shifting perspectives adds depth to the story and provides insight into the characters' motivations.

While the film does deal with serious issues related to HIV and sexual relationships, it manages to avoid being preachy or heavy-handed. Instead, it presents the characters and their struggles in a nuanced and sensitive manner, allowing the audience to engage with the story and its themes on a personal level.


The 24th Day did not receive any major awards, but it was well-received by critics and audiences alike for its strong performances and engaging story. The film's themes and treatment of HIV were also praised for being sensitive and thoughtful.

Overall, The 24th Day is a well-crafted and engaging drama-thriller that explores complex themes and issues in a nuanced and sensitive manner. It is a testament to the power of strong performances and compelling storytelling in creating an impactful and memorable cinematic experience.

Directed by
Produced by Nick Stagliano
Liliana Lovell
Written by (play)
Based on the play by the same name by
Starring ,
Music by Kevin Manthei
Cinematography J. Alan Hostetter
Edited by Aaron Mackof
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date 6 May 2004
Running time 96 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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