This movie is so good I'm going to watch it like 5 more times before I send it back, and then I'm going to go buy it and watch it a few more times! This is one of the best plays made into a movie I've ever seen done. Somehow the director kept the play like feel to the movie, especially the ending! I loved the ending! I felt like I was at Capital Theatre and Meryl Streep and Amy Adams were on stage performing it.
And that brings to me to acting! I've always thought Meryl Streep was a good actress, but I've always kind of suspected that I thought she was good because she didn't annoy me. (And you all know how actors can annoy me.) Well, that's not the case. She is a fantastic actor, she was so good in this, that I am just stunned that someone can act so well. Streep did end up winning the Oscar didn't she? If not, she was robbed!
Amy Adams was great. I didn't know much about her. I looked her up on IMDB, and the only movie I've seen her in was Talladega Nights, but that was just a bit part. I see she was in B's beloved movie Enchanted, and a couple episodes of The Office. Is she the one that plays Jim's girlfriend? Anyway, she was so good in this too! I loved the part that she played.
Then there is Philip Seymour Hoffman. He is definitely one of my top 3 favorite actors, if I thought about it longer, he would probably be #1. The first role I really remember him was Scottie in Boogie Nights. He was my favorite part of that movie. (I just realized most people on this blog probably haven't seen that movie, too bad, he's so good in it). And I've loved him in everything I've seen him in since then. His 5 minute part in Punch Drunk Love is priceless! I hate romantic comedies but saw Along Came Polly just for him, and he was great. And Capote! If you haven't seen that yet, you should. Okay, I'll stop the Philip Seymour Hoffman love fest. But he was really good in this too.
So, I highly recommend this movie if you haven't seen it already. The story is good, the directing is good, and if anything, see it for the acting. It's rated PG-13.