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  • Goes to all the places a sensitive character study might have gone, but more dramatically, convincingly and vividly. show more

  • The end result is like Quentin Tarantino reworking a Charles Bukowski story. show more

  • As Julia, Swinton belongs to that league of great cinematic alcoholics such as Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick in "Days of Wine and Roses" and Ray Milland in "The Lost Weekend." As an action character, she naturally evokes Gena Rowlands without ever trying to resemble her. show more

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  • December 19, 2009 krasnerd
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    Swinton is an actress of rare grace and talent, even as she allows herself as the character to appear raw, drunk, and unappealing. In this difficult role (the film is moving but flawed), she makes this melodrama into a compelling story. One of the best actresses alive today.

  • September 01, 2009 NerdFiction
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    not that good

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