Aroview: Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney make for convincing, disenchanted siblings in this compassionate observation of a family crisis surrounding their ailing, Alzheimer's-afflicted father.
Through equal parts tenderness and self-loathing, dir. Jenkinsí even-handed film manages to thoughtfully address the onset of old age and dependence on (adult) children for care, while making good mileage out of its cranky, middle-age approaching stars. Can be likened in some ways to YOU CAN COUNT ON ME (also starring Linney), with small moments of humour that complement, but never undercut the sobriety of its subject matter.
3 stars (Good Enough) Linney and Hoffman are tour-de-forces of their generation and its good to see them in action, together in this story of family linked somewhat reluctantly by blood and obligation. Kahuninja~Kahuninja