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5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantasic film!, 20 Feb. 2004
This is one of the best films i have EVER seen.
I rented it from a video shop and watched it at least 3 times before returning it- and have just ordered the dvd. With a fantastic soundtrack, great script and superb acting all round, this is one film not to be missed.
Jake Gyllenhaal plays the part of Joe Nast superbly. He hardly has to move a muscle to bring across a new emotion and just fits right into the part- it really is like watching life on a video. Then Dustin Hoffman and Susan Sarandon are as great as they always have been and somehow manage to convey the awkwardness felt at such times with a great deal of emotion and humour. However I feel the best part of this film comes in the form of the stunning Ellen Pompeo. I have never seen her in anything before but she steals the show in this one. She really shows emotion and you feel everything s though you are right there.
I believe this is a great film, even if you are not into this gene it it well worth seeing.( and buying!)