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R| 1 hr. 52 min.

Plot Summary
A former security guard, Walt Koontz (Robert De Niro), experiences a severe stroke, and must begin physical therapy after leaving the hospital. Part of Walt's recovery program includes regaining his speech by taking singing lessons, and he gets paired with Rusty (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a vocal instructor and neighbor. Walt, however, is extremely homophobic, and Rusty is flamboyantly gay and awaiting gender reassignment surgery, so the two don't have an easy start to their relationship.

Cast: Robert De Niro , Philip Seymour Hoffman , Barry Miller , Chris Bauer , Skipp Sudduth , Wilson Jermaine Heredia , Nashom Benjamin , Scott Allen Cooper

Director: Joel Schumacher

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Metro Goldwyn Mayer, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc.

Flawless (1999)

Release Date: November 24th, 1999|1 hr. 52 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • Hoffman's turn as the drag queen has its endearing and comically catty moments, but Flawless' utter phoniness subsumes all efforts at honest acting. show more

  • Perhaps most depressingly, in pulling out all the stops for an ugly, violent climax, he (Schumacher) cheapens this vividly drawn slice of life, turning it into a tiresomely flawed, garden-variety vigilante thriller. show more

  • More fable than slice of life, and all these people and props give Robert De Niro and Philip Seymour Hoffman their opening to create two screwy characters from opposite ends of the great personality divide show more

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  • October 17, 2010 Viczito
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    This is a movie with emotion, pain, healing and amazing acting. If you have not seen it you must. Robert touch a whole new side to his already brilliant acting career. If this was rereleased it would be a hit. , Vicki

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