Something to Live For: The Alison Gertz Story was one of a myriad of early 1990s TV movies centering around the AIDS issue. Molly Ringwald stars as Alison Gertz, an upscale Manhattanite who thinks she knows her way around. Still, Alison conducts an "unprotected" one-night affair, which results in her contacting the AIDS virus. Despite her alleged smarts, Alison continues to seek out sexual partners and can't understand why they're reluctant to sleep with her, even though she belatedly offers to use contraceptives. Perhaps if it had been made five years earlier, and perhaps if it didn't have its characters speaking fluent pop profundities, Something to Live For might have been one of the truly important made-for-TV AIDS sagas. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Don't know why the description of this movie puts it down like there was nothing good to mention. Well, I remember when this movie premiered, and to this day I still remember it. Not only did it stick with me through the years, it made a lasting impression on me as well. AIDS was a serious issue at the time and everyone was afraid of getting it through the simplest of contact with anyone who had it. And as you watch this movie, you see this young woman struggle with the repercussions of having the disease not only with her boyfriend, but with her friends as well. Very touching and meaningful movie worth the watch. Don't pass this up just because of the movie reviewer description. They never get it right anyway!!!