While this movie may be enjoyed by others, it's not what I was expecting. The book and movie are far from alike. This movie is geared towards adults. It has a dark theme throughout. The movie by itself may be worthwhile and intellectual. Just don't watch the movie expecting it to coincide with the child's fantasy the book was. If I had known that beforehand, the movie may have been more enjoyable.
I thought this movie was good. If you know a little about the books and you are not expecting any Oscar-worthy writing or performances, then you should enjoy it. I agree that it is not for the much younger crowd. The previews make this movie seem happy and fun when it is actually a little on the dark side.
This delicious, seriocomic tale of four friends in affluent, liberal, west L.A. grappling with midlife crises, metrosexual spouses and household remodeling takes on an avoided subject: money, and how it affects our relationships.
Grounded in a superb screenplay, the film is entirely in the hand of Philip Seymour Hoffman as Capote, a remarkable performance that dares to dangle over the precipice of overstatement to capture a character who defies fiction.
Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Imogen Poots and Ukrainian actor Mark Ivanir all give pitch-perfect performances, grounding the heavy emotion in realism and understatement.