• Love Liza (2002)

Love Liza

Release Date: December 30th, 2002

DVD Release Date: May 27th, 2003

R |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

After his wife commits suicide, a distraught man (Philip Seymour Hoffman) begins to sniff gasoline and search for answers.

Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Jack Kehler, Sarah Koskoff, Stephen Tobolowsky, Erika Alexander, J.D. Walsh, Kevin Breznahan

Director: Todd Louiso

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Sony Pictures Classics

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Because the movie is about addictive behavior dulling the pain of grief rather than in the larger drama of dealing with grief, the movie reduces the scope of Hoffman's performance. show more

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Hoffman's acting is poignant and compassionate, etching a profoundly sad character with no trace of compromise, and Bates gives one of her most controlled performances ever. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Everyone's work is heartfelt, heaven knows, but the script, by Mr. Hoffman's brother, Gordy Hoffman, gives the movie's star little but lugubriousness to play...eventually the whole thing seems to be running on fumes.

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