- compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2003 1 Jan
Hoffman Takes the Lead in
Phillip Seymour Hoffman has appeared in four films this last year, including
He has his first notable lead role in
Movieguide's critic says, "Hoffman … makes
Gerri Pare (Catholic News Service) says, "The actor is affecting as the devastated widower numbed by the shock and unwilling to just get on with life. However, the film is flawed in focusing solely on his character's misery without giving viewers any idea about the past life of the husband and wife. It's like watching a relationship story in a vacuum. As we know no more about him at the film's deliberately ambiguous conclusion, or the reason for his wife's death, the movie is ultimately unsatisfying and has scant emotional resonance."