Allyssa Lee
June 06, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Love Liza

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
90 minutes
Limited Release Date
12/30/02
performer
Kathy Bates, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jack Kehler, Stephen Tobolowsky
director
Todd Louiso
distributor
Sony Pictures Classics
author
Gordy Hoffman
genre
Drama

We gave it a C

The upside: It’s only 90 minutes. The downside: It’s an overly depressing self-described ”comic tragedy” that produces nary a laugh. After his wife takes her own life, Web designer Wilson (Hoffman) staggers hopelessly through his, reluctant to read the suicide note she left him and sniffing gasoline to numb the pain. The attempts at levity come across awkwardly in an otherwise bleak, ambling tale, and while Hoffman and Bates (as Wilson’s mother-in-law) are predictably solid, the movie simply doesn’t match the weight of their performances.

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