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December 17, 2008


What Now?

We had a similar experience with another Philip Seymour Hoffman film, The Savages, which was advertised as a dark comedy -- so not comedic, so depressing.

John Thomas McGuire

I just read the play by John Patrick Shanley, and I doubt (no pun intended) that he has changed the movie that much (after all, he also directed.) But nervous corporate executives might think that such issues can't be taken seriously by audiences, so they try to entice us by making the story seem "lighter." Too bad.

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