Thursday, September 23, 2010
1423 - Jack Goes Boating
This is an interesting film. Hoffman really likes these underdog everyman's. This is the kind of film that in lesser hands would be a disaster, but Hoffman is skillful both as a director and an actor, and it becomes an experiment in how much can you make the audience squirm awkwardly, and how much humor can you get out of that. Quite a bit, I'll tell you! Amy Ryan is the love interest here, and if you don't know who she is then you really need to. She's adorable and lovely and... I love her. I do.
I don't think this film will be for everyone, but the people that like it will like it a LOT.