A: A brother and sister (Philip Seymour Hoffman & Laura Linney) find out that their father has dementia, and struggle with their choice to put him in a nursing home.
Q: Who’s in the movie?
A: Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco, Peter Friedman, Gbenga Akinnagbe, David Zayas
Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?
A: Stop! It all plays very much like real life. You know what else plays like real life? The annoyed sighing, yawning, and shifting in their seats of the audience. The difference is we, the audience, had the decency not to put our struggle to get through these boring 2 hours on film and assume people would want to watch it.
Q: Will this movie make me laugh?
A: My friends and I giggled when we realized we had all lost interest in what was happening on the screen.
Q: Will this movie make me cry?
A: You'll have to bring your own personal baggage to the theater if you want to achieve tears this time. Preferably something to do with a parent who mistreated you as a child, and now hardly knows who you are, due to dementia... although I'm sure Alzheimer's or amnesia would do the trick, as well.
Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?
A: The Spirit Awards have the annoying habit of confusing the terms "boring" and "great," when they're deciding who to recognize. As was to be expected, they nominated this one for Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, and Best Actor.
Q: How is the Acting?
A: Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney live up to their reputations as indy darlings.
Q: How is the Directing?
A: The film has a very independent, low budget look. It starts out with some interesting stylized shots of old ladies dancing in cheer leading outfits, but soon forgets where it started. The established style gets completely dropped. The one consistency is the frequent shots of the sky. Bo-ring.
Q: How is the story/script?
A: I'm so tired of "small film" being equated with "pointless film." This is the kind of story that keeps audiences away from small movies.
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