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Love Liza

Rating:R (for drug use, language and brief nudity)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:December 30, 2002
Running time:93 minutes
Cast:Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Jack Kehler, Sarah Koskoff, Stephen Tobolowsky
Director:Todd Louiso
Producer:Ruth Charny, Jeff Roda, Chris Hanley, Fernando Sulichin
Writer:Gordy Hoffman
Distributor:Sony Pictures Classics

Description: Wilson Joel is a man in trouble. There's a searing pain in his gut that he can't tolerate and a dazed quietness to his struggle as he tries to maintain his equilibrium. Wilson is attempting to move on from the sudden and inexplicable suicide of his wife. His mother-in-law is there for him, but her sympathies turn quickly. He has an employer that seems to want to help him, and a workmate who wants him for herself. But nothing and no one can give Wilson solace; so, he seeks oblivion. It is not the usual alcohol or drugs. Wilson inhales fumes from gasoline cans and model airplane fuel and finds temporary salvation in the company of remote-control model enthusiasts. However, nothing that provides him relief really lasts.

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