Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Saw a few movies over the weekend. This was the first. Doubt is a simply excellent little drama. Phillip Seymour Hoffman has never been better. He can do more with less than anybody I can think of. Amy Adams was great. Meryl Streep is a little over the top. Her lack of subtlety next to Hoffman is a bit much. But she is otherwise excellent.
The script is very good, and has you flip flopping through the whole thing, ultimately leaving you with an appropriately ambiguous ending. Definitely one of the best movies of the year.