A New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment) apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer) and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as the possibility of realizing them dwindles.
Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is marrying less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed family secrets.
Jennifer Jason Leigh,
A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding.
Paul Thomas Anderson
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Two fathers with opposing personalities come together to celebrate the wedding of their children. They are forced to spend the longest week of their lives together, and the big day cannot come soon enough.
While Danny is on the phone with Eliza (who is at Bard College), he states, "I might go stay at Jean's in Rochester for a while. I'll be closer to you...". The distance between Rochester and Bard College is actually significantly greater than New York City to Bard. See more »
Do you have black tie?
I have a herringbone blazer and slacks with a hummus stain on the fly.
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I know a man exactly like the father, played by Dustin Hoffman. Completely narcissistic. Never have I seen narcissism captured so well on film.
The effects on his three adult children, played by a serious Adam Sandler (whom I normally find like chalk on a blackboard irritating), a tightly reined in Ben Stiller and a totally repressed brilliant performance by the forgotten sister, are riveting.
The only flawed performance was that of Emma Thompson who was uneven and jittery and even though classified as an alcoholic displayed none of the attributes.
Thoroughly enjoyable. And believable.
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