DVD Owning Mahowny [2003] [Multilingual] [Region 1] (DVD 37071),
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Owning Mahowny [2003] [Multilingual] [Region 1]

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman delivers another staggering performance in Richard Kwietniowski's follow-up to LOVE AND DEATH ON LONG ISLAND. Dan Mahowney (Hoffman) is a well-respected assistant bank manager with a pretty fianc, Belinda (Minnie Driver). But Dan also happens to be a compulsive gambler. One day, he steals ten thousand dollars from the bank in order to feed his addiction. From there, the embezzling only gets worse. Obsessed with gambling for gambling's sake, Dan matches his even bigger losses with even bigger bets. Soon, he's flying to Atlantic City at every opportunity, blowing hundreds of thousand dollars at a casino run by the shifty Victor Foss (John Hurt). Slowly, the Toronto police begin to catch on to Dan, although they have no idea just how guilty he is. When they finally set a trap to catch Dan, he's in the process of winning back all the money he has stolen. But as is the case with addicts, they never know when to say when, and Dan is no exception to the rule. Based on a true story, Kwietniowski's film presents gambling addiction with a matter-of-factness and lack of glamour that can be attributed to Dan Mahowney himself. Hoffman's portrayal of the unassuming criminal is another priceless gem.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 00218

  • Credits
    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip S. Hoffman, Minnie Driver, Maury Chakin, John Hurt, Sonja Smits, Ian Tracey, Chris Collins
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Hoffman's fine performance is the centerpiece, surrounded by powerful portrayals by John Hurt as a casino owner and Maury Chaykin as a two-bit bookie..."
    USA Today

    "...A perfect fit for Philip Seymour Hoffman..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...An engrossing, low-key character study/thriller..."
    Film Comment

    "...Nobody plays shlubby, quiet desperation quite like Hoffman....It's a virtuoso performance..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "Philip Seymour Hoffman's inward, focused performance is the key to this movie."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "[T]his is an acute and intriguing case study..."
    Sight and Sound

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