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 of a… 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 of a… 2002-12-30 R PT90M Drama Kathy Bates Philip Seymour Hoffman Jack Kehler Stephen Tobolowsky Sony Pictures Classics
Movie Review

LOVE LIZA (2002)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
C

Details Limited Release: Dec 30, 2002; Rated: R; Length: 90 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Kathy Bates and Philip Seymour Hoffman; 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.

Originally posted Jan 17, 2003 Published in issue #691 Jan 17, 2003 Order article reprints
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