Love Liza

A piercing, acutely poetic film about a very difficult subject.
- Hollywood Reporter
Louiso has a confident touch and a good eye, and there isn't a scene in the film that wasn't intelligently done.
- Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
This is a film that succeeds on the strength of its acting, which is uniformly brilliant.
- Richard Nilsen, Arizona Republic


Winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting award at the 2002 Sundance film festival, Love Liza features a tour de force performance by Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of this country's most original actors. Set somewhere in Middle America, Wilson Joel (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a successful website designer, suddenly sees his world stop with the untimely death of his young wife Liza. Trying to make sense of everything that has just happened, Wilson turns to his mother-in-law (Kathy Bates) for support. Their relationship intensifies when Wilson refuses to open a letter Liza left behind for fear it will shatter his ideal of the perfect life they shared. As Wilson attempts to rebuild his life, with unopened letter in tow, eccentric behaviour begins to surface taking him on an odyssey of self-pity, self-realization and a curious fascination with remote-control model enthusiasts. Through this temporary comfort, he begins dealing with his grief.

Date de sortie

Langue originale: English
Genre: Drama
Durée: 90 min.
Année: 2002


Jack Kehler
Kathy Bates
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Sarah Koskoff
Un film de
Todd Louiso