Capote

I am in the minority that was baffled by the appeal of this movie to so many.  In my opinion there just wasn’t a central conflict that could carry the movie and I think that is why there was so much filler.  The conflict is just too minor.  I get that Capote regretted his actions but it isn’t like he did something egregious like in Atonement.  Also, I am a huge fan of Hoffman but there was just something so distracting about his portrayal of Capote.  Maybe he nailed it, I don’t know.  People have said that the movie is much better if you read the book – I did not.

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Movie title: Capote

Movie description: A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.

Date published: 2020-09-19

Director(s): Bennett Miller

Actor(s): Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins Jr., Bruce Greenwood, Bob Balaban, Mark Pellegrino, Marshall Bell, Amy Ryan, Bess Meyer, Chris Cooper, Allie Mickelson, Craig Archibald, Bronwen Coleman, Kate Shindle, David Wilson Barnes, Michael J. Burg, Kwesi Ameyaw, Andrew Farago, Kelci Stephenson, C. Ernst Harth, Kjartan Hewitt

Genre: Crime, Drama

My Review

I am in the minority that was baffled by the appeal of this movie to so many.  In my opinion there just wasn’t a central conflict that could carry the movie and I think that is why there was so much filler.  The conflict is just too minor.  I get that Capote regretted his actions but it isn’t like he did something egregious like in Atonement.  Also, I am a huge fan of Hoffman but there was just something so distracting about his portrayal of Capote.  Maybe he nailed it, I don’t know.  People have said that the movie is much better if you read the book – I did not.

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