Of course, any film that is done in Hollywood for wide circulation in the United States is going to be somewhat sensationalized and exaggerated. However, given that, it still seems to give you a feeling for Milk's life and the work that he accomplished in order to achieve gay rights.
Yes. I believe that the movie 'Milk' is a true representation of Harvey Milk's life, because it was promoted as such. i seriously doubt that a Hollywood studio would produce a biography with inaccurate information. That would lead to an drastic amount of lawsuits that would threaten the companies future.
Yes, this movie was a good representation Harvey Milk's life. The movie shows his ideals and what he tried to get across in his speeches throughout his life. It also showed a personal side of him that many people did not know about, but was shown accurately in the movie.
Movies always take liberties when it comes to biopics and "Milk" is no exception. Although Sean Penn is an excellent actor, there is no way one person's life can be crammed into just two hours of screen time. In reality, most biopics would be completely boring if they told completely true stories of the people represented on the screen.
I think that the movie "milk" might represent certain aspects of Harvey Milk's life correctly but overall movies many goal is to sell and be something others want to watch. It has to have action and drama for others to watch it and that means exaggerating certain points for a better audience.