22 July 2009

Not Easily Offended

One of the finer acting performances I've seen in a while came from Amy Adams, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and, above all, Meryl Streep in 2008's Doubt.

If you haven't seen the film, I must warn you that it moves quite slowly. But it's tedious progression does not take away from the greatness of the film. Like many of the great movies I've seen lately, this one pulls the viewer in and forces you to form an opinion. To take a side and - ultimately - make a decision.

Hoffman is such a great actor, but Meryl Streep's performance dominated this film. Everything that makes her unlikable as a character is clouded over by the fact that she is so intensely passionate about uprightness in people.

Thumbs up? Indeed.


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