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Love Liza

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Source: Catholic News Service

Sorrowful tale of a Web designer (Philip Seymour Hoffman) reeling from his young wife's suicide who begins to sniff gasoline fumes as an escape while he builds up the courage to read his wife's suicide note. Although Hoffman offers an affecting portrait of grief, the shapeless drama is underwritten by Hoffman's brother, Gordy, and directed by Todd Louiso with no information about the couple's relationship and an unsatisfyingly ambiguous ending. Instances of substance abuse also involving minors, brief violence, fleeting shadowy nudity, intermittent rough language and minimal profanity. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops classification is A-IV -- adults, with reservations. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted.



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