what is it that compels us to watch such miserable, heart-wrenching and horrifying tales? why do we subject ourselves to so much pain and distress? it must be for the absolutely perfect performances from a brilliant cast, who carry this morbid story from beginning to end. everyone in this is pitch perfect.
- the relationship between tomei and hoffman completely engaging, convincing and true.
- hawke is the better than he's ever been.
- finney hits the mark as can never be doubted.
it is horrible, uncomfortable, but spectacular. i hated watching it, but was driven by every moment.