My Policeman – The Ultimate Romance-Drama Movie


Nhi Duong, President/Editor-in-Chief

Forbidden love, regrets, realization, hope, the heart-wrenching romance-drama My Policeman, based on a 2012 novel by Bethan Roberts starring Harry Styles, Emma Corrin, and David Dawson, has been highly anticipated and worth every moment. 

In the 1950s, they lived in a world where homosexuality was illegal. Young Tom Burgess, portrayed by Harry Styles, was a policeman who had different thoughts about forbidden same-sex love but could not speak against society’s beliefs. Young Patrick Hazelwood, recreated by David Dawson, not only saw art in the forms of paintings, framed and displayed, but the young policeman with a diverse point of view. 

The movie’s narrative alternates between the present and past, with the characters reflecting on their history. The narrative traces their path from sneaking around, nervously watching the clock to creating a love triangle that ensnares the art gallery. Between love and fear of being caught by society and his wife, Tom and Patrick encountered obstacles that made their love for each other stronger but simultaneously imprisoned them. 

Impeccable acting and understanding the insular nature of their characters, the exhilarating emotions-filled dialogue captivates the audience conveying and translating emotions. With a bitter-sweet ending, the movie is worth watching and shedding tears on the content feeling while leaving you wondering about the what-ifs and a sense of closure.