A story about this — 3 years ago
This movie was added to my Ziplist mostly because of Laura Linney, who is awesome in everything she does. I heard of it at the Oscars and was intrigued, so I decided to check it out. I was not disappointed – Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman are clearly the best thing about this movie, hands down.
The story felt very real. Most of us are going to be faced with the idea of putting a loved one in a home, or of dealing with his illness. In this case it was pretty special to see Linney’s concern for her father’s well-being… considering he had never really taken care of her. I liked their relationship as brother and sister too. Finally, the epilogue was really needed, because the whole mood of the movie is pretty depressing so it was nice to have a bit of light at the end of the tunnel.