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Love Liza In this indulgently feel-bad indie, Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a website designer incapacitated by grief over his wife's suicide. He's a walking lump...Love LizaDramaPT90MR In this indulgently feel-bad indie, Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a website designer incapacitated by grief over his wife's suicide. He's a walking lump...2003-01-17Jack KehlerStephen TobolowskyJack Kehler, Stephen TobolowskySony Pictures Classics
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Love Liza

Genre: Drama; Starring: Kathy Bates, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jack Kehler, Stephen Tobolowsky; Director: Todd Louiso; Author: Gordy Hoffman; Runtime (in minutes): 90; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

In this indulgently feel-bad indie, Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a website designer incapacitated by grief over his wife’s suicide. He’s a walking lump of a man who can’t bear to do anything, really, except sniff gasoline, which eventually leads him to the arcane world of model-airplane aficionados. While Hoffman acts the hell out of the role, Love Liza doesn’t so much dramatize one character’s process of mourning as string together arbitrarily strange scenarios that allow a performer to perform.

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