Capote (2005)


 Here is my fourth of five reviews for Alex who helped me decide on what movie series to tackle after I finished reviewing all of the Oscar Best Picture winners. – Thanks again Alex!

capote“It’s as if Perry and I grew up in the same house. And one day he stood up and went out the back door, while I went out the front. ” – Truman Capote

Number of Times Seen – 2  (17 Feb 2013 and 8 Apr 2014)

Brief Synopsis – Famed writer Truman Capote travels to middle America to chronicle the story of a heinous murder in the late 1950’s.  He befriends the captured murderers and decided to write their story for the world to know and gets more than he bargained for.

My Take on it – This movie is entirely the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s show.  He lost close to 40 lbs to portray Capote and many people who knew him claim that his interpretation and impression of the great writer were spot on.

He was able to also show us the downward spiral of a man who was fighting constantly with his own conscious while writing what would be his masterpiece, a non-fiction account of a terrible pointless murderous spree.

Hoffman was a great actor and it’s unfortunate that he will no longer be able to make great movies or create amazing roles like he did here ever again.

Bottom Line – Great performance by Hoffman carries this movie.  Difficult subject matter that is based on true events. Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy

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