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An average movie

I have noticed that David Mamet is a rather highly regarded director, and he is even more highly regarded as a writer (he even won the Pulitzer prize as a matter of fact) but, to be honest, I always had a hard time to connect with his work. I don’t know, his movies are always intriguing but there is somehow always something missing to make them really remarkable and this flick is a perfect example. Indeed, when it was released, it was very well received and it has more or less become a cult-classic since then but I can’t say I was really blown away by the whole thing. I mean, sure, it was fairly entertaining and there was definitely an impressive cast (Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Julia Stiles, Alec Baldwin, Sarah Jessica Parker) but I thought it was just amusing but not much more than that, I’m afraid. There is one thing really neat with this movie though is that it was actually the very first time that the great Philip Seymour Hoffman was finally playing the lead character. To conclude, even though I don’t think it is really anything great, it is still a decent comedy and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in David Mamet’s work.

Added by johanlefourbe
4 years ago on 10 December 2014 14:40