Blinded by the Light
His Dark Materials
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Subtly funny. If it wasn't for Philip Seymour Hoffman's acting and the unopened letter that his wife who committed suicide left him I don't think it would have held my attention.
That said, there's something special to the whole of it. It's believable, so much so that it feels hopeless, but that's kind of refreshing. Movies with an unhopeful plot try to be hopeful and it's uplifting but not real.
When someone you're close to does themself in, all you can do is rough it and do your best I guess. That's what this movie shows. In other words, it's okay to be a fuck up (and sniff gas) when everything around you is fucked up.
Worth watching for a look at personal loss and one man's inability to cope without extreme measures. For me, a memorable performance from Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Hoffman is brilliant as usual, sad in retrospect. Underrated film, black humor is done very well. A great great film about suicide and its consequences, score by Jim O'Rourke is excellent in itself.
Philip Seymour Hoffman gives a poignant and all too honest performance in "Love Liza", a movie held together by its actors and the intimacy of the story and photography. Desperation has rarely been portrayed this strongly and it's painful to watch--not unlike watching a friend you love gradually losing the ability to cope over a short period of time. The ending, it must be noted, is the perfect note to end this gripping low-key drama.
A very sad and brilliant look at dealing with loss. A man's wife commits suicide, he struggles to come to terms with it and is unable to read the note she left him. An amazing performance by Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the best even by his standards. Personally, I think it's one if the most depressing films I've ever seen, but that's not a bad thing, it's a great thing.
Phillip Seymour Hoffman playing a man struggling with addiction now makes more uncomfortable viewing than it would have done at the time. This is actually classed as a 'tragicomedy' but I didn't think there were really any laughs in it. But as so often with Hoffman you can't fault his acting, as he gives added depth to what is a pretty slight film.
Great performance by Hoffman.
We all deal with things differently. "I am a huge fan of radio control!"
A brilliant yet depressing look into the grieving and coping of the loss of a loved one. Philip Seymour Hoffman gives a riveting heart felt performance
Really beautiful and sad little movie. The music is absolutely perfect throughout.