Felt very real....very good.

By karensaucedo
Written January 08, 2009
Made of the things....little warped things......that life is made of....And, of course, stellar acting....
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Painful Upbeat

By filmbuff60
Written February 24, 2008
Dealing with life issues is never convenient. The characters in this movie, wonderfully portrayed by Linney and Hoffman, reluctantly deal with their fading father and along the way find themselves. This is one of the better dark comedies I have seen in quite some time.
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Excellent character driven story.

By Matinee Mike
Written January 07, 2008
The movie does not hit you over the head with sappy generalizations regarding the relationship between children caring for ailing parents. The story portrays all of the nuances surrounding compassion and duty towards a neglectful parent who finds himself without the support systems he had abandoned his kids for. How would each of us react in this situation?
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A movie full of great talent!

By moonruled79
Written February 04, 2008
Wow! I was so impressed with the acting in this movie. Phillip Seymore Hoffman and Laura Linney are so great together as brother and sister. Hoffman is just brillant in this movie as always with his character. Also, the actor who played the father, Philip Bosco, was also great! I have a close relative who suffers from this disease and it really captured the way you feel about the situation and about what the that relative must be going though as well. It was a comedy as well as a drama with a lot of funny laugh out loud scences and alot of toughing ones as well. This is a must see for sure!
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Dysfunctional is not detached

By easyniner
Written January 31, 2008
A simple story becomes a good movie with excellent writing and outstanding acting. A little jewel of a flick!
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