WriterCharles Busch, Carl Andress Release dateApril 28, 2006 GenresDrama, LGBT, Indie film, Coming of age, Comedy-drama CastP.J. Verhoest (Gil), Dana Ivey (Betty), Polly Bergen (Mrs. A), Carmen Pelaez (Terry), Charles Busch (Jan), Becky London (Mrs. Kupchunas) Similar moviesThe Last Witch Hunter, Jupiter Ascending, Frozen, The Avengers, The 33, 2012
A very serious person
A Very Serious Person is a 2006 drama film directed by Charles Busch.
Jan (Charles Busch), an itinerant male nurse from Denmark, takes a new job with Mrs. A (Polly Bergen), a terminally ill Manhattan woman raising her parentless thirteen-year-old grandson, Gil (PJ Verhoest). Spending the summer by the shore, the emotionally reserved Jan finds himself oddly cast as a mentor to Gil in having to prepare the sensitive boy for life with his cousins in Florida after his grandmother’s death. A deep friendship grows between these two solitary people. By the end of the summer, Gil has developed a new maturity and independence, while the enigmatic Jan has revealed his own vulnerability.