When Mickey's crazy step-son Leon is killed in a construction 'accident', nobody in the working class neighborhood of God's Pocket is sorry he's gone. Mickey tries to bury the bad news with the body, but when the boy's mother demands the truth, Mickey finds himself stuck in a life-and-death struggle between a body he can't bury, a wife he can't please and a debt he can't pay. Written by
I can not understand how people who call themselves critics can dismiss this movie as boring or uninvolving.I mean I can understand everyone's right not to like what's going on in a film or not to find a kind of narration interesting, but when you want to be called a film critic you have to acknowledge the perfection of this subtle movie, in which the low tones gradually and masterfully build to a piece of art.I enjoyed the film very much, it is superbly written, acted and directed (and I have to say that it is the second time recently that a wonderful film comes out of a Pete Dexter book, after the Paperboy), and I was glad I spent my time watching it.And yes, we will miss Philip Seymour Hoffman very much, as he probably was the best actor of his generation.
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