Raw, adjective: 8. brutally harsh or unfair: a raw deal.
Saw Milk last night. Wow.
All those glowing reviews you've been reading? Yeah, well, there's a reason for them. It's stellar. Compelling. Heart-wrenching. Inspirational. And Sean Penn should definitely be walking home with a Best Actor Academy Award, if there's any justice in the universe.
Beyond the eerily-relevant political topicality of the whole thing, it was entertaining to see some local haunts popping up onscreen now and then. Gus Van Sant and crew did some nice work in incorporating the real SF into the making of the film.
Please go see it. Take Kleenex.