Oscar Night Chances
This film featured one of the best ensemble casts of the year, but the standout will always be Philip Seymour Hoffman. His performance was stunning and powerful. His embodiment of the eccentric and awkwardly personable Truman Capote will not soon be forgotten, especially by the Academy. And while Hoffman should have his golden evening, Capote may have a tough fight to stand alone as the Best Film of 2005.
Stellar performance from Hoffman. A very emotionally moving film.
There will be no awards for "feel good movie of the year" for Capote. If you do not like depressing stories based in real life, this is not a film for you.
On the Side:
Philip Seymour Hoffman lost 40 pounds to be able to play the role of Truman Capote.
Making the Grade:
The Story: B+
The Acting: A
Behind the Scenes: B
Neil M. is a writer for Film School Rejects.