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OWNING MAHOWNY

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Owning Mahowny

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
107 minutes
Limited Release Date:
05/02/03
performer:
Minnie Driver, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Maury Chakin, John Hurt, Sonja Smits
director:
Richard Kwietniowski
distributor:
Sony Pictures Classics
author:
Maurice Chauvet, Richard Kwietniowski
genre:
Comedy, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it an A-

Philip Seymour Hoffman, at his obsessive best, plays a fubsy assistant bank manager in gray-skied Toronto who is also a closet gambler. He keeps deepening the hole he’s in, yet that’s the trigger for his high. Set in the ’80s, the movie is based on a true story, and director Richard Kwietniowski stages it as a real-life fairy tale riddled with pinpricks of dread.