DreamWorks SKG | Release Date: September 30, 2005
7.6
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MarcKJul 20, 2007
I know it's so cliche to say, "it wasn't as good as the book," but I must say that here. The book was tremendous...this movie was merely a bit above average. Yes, Julianne Moore does an excellent job in the title role. But Woody I know it's so cliche to say, "it wasn't as good as the book," but I must say that here. The book was tremendous...this movie was merely a bit above average. Yes, Julianne Moore does an excellent job in the title role. But Woody Harrelson isn't so good as the drunk Dad/Husband. In the book, he was pretty much a peripheral character, but in movies, there is a demand for dramatic tension, which is why that role is much more prominent than in the book. Expand
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MikeSOct 6, 2005
Gives new meaning to "wildly uneven"; it's as schizoid as Harrelson's character. To the extent it works at all, it does so because of Moore.
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