I liked the Harper "Nelle" Lee character in Capote and the insight it gave me into her life and times but I was really uninspired by Truman Capote and his life. I've nothing against Philip Seymour Hoffman — he was amazing — but it is very difficult to be sympathetic with someone as egotistical and nasty as Capote. That is one of the points of the movie after all. The sets were outstanding and the capturing of the time was superb. I only wish that the money and talent that had been spent on a more satisfying story. Perhaps the several books on Capote's life were sufficient and we could dispense with having a movie too.I think Hoffman sums up Capote's loathsomeness best when Capote comments on the success of the movie "To Kill a Mockingbird" to Nelle by wondering what the fuss was all about.
Incredible that he can be so unsupportive to his longest friend and who had helped him with his work. And "To Kill a Mockingbird"? What's the fuss? Now THERE is an excellent movie.
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