Duane Hopwood
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A sad sack has to come to term with his own demons after a long run of bad luck in this downbeat comedy drama from writer and director Matt Mulhern. Duane Hopwood (David Schwimmer) lives and works in Atlantic City, where he's a pit boss on the night shift at one of the city's resort hotels, and has a wife, Linda (Janeane Garofalo), and two young daughters, Mary (Ramya Pratt) and Kate (Rachel Covey). Duane also has a drinking problem, and while Linda loves him very much, she's begin to wonder if he's still capable of living up to his responsibilities as a father. The final straw… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[A] remarkably accomplished indie movie ..."
‑ Michael Booth, Denver Post
"[The film is] suffused with hangdog dreariness, equivalent to a unsoled shoe treading rainwater."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"Duane Hopwood digs into the soul of its title character with a patience rarely found in contemporary films."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
"Duane Hopwood is a crock from beginning to end."
‑ Peter Sobczynski, eFilmCritic.com
"Schwimmer's fine, but Duane Hopwood is flat and uninvolving for long stretches."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Visually dreary and not especially illuminating, Duane Hopwood can't quite get where it must have wanted to go."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"It's just very authentic, very real. Everything that happens here you believe it."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Schwimmer demonstra uma enorme sensibilidade ao evitar qualquer tipo de exagero ou caricatura ao viver seu personagem alcoólatra, retratando-o como um homem triste e gentil que não enxerga o próprio vício."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Anthony is as upbeat as Duane is down. The character works so well as a counterpoint, you wish the film would abandon Duane altogether and follow Anthony on his moronic misadventures."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"An unusually memorable picture of one man's bad time."
‑ , Philadelphia Weekly
"... this downbeat indie drama gives the leads a few excellent scenes together, and they acquit themselves credibly. But there's also a fair amount of wilted comedy from the stock supporting characters ..."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"It's a mixed but basically likable little indie picture."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"A mellow-yet-effective character study that exhibits some real poignancy and delivers a stunningly good performance by Friends star David Schwimmer."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVDTalk.com
"Surprisingly amiable for all its bleak tidings."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"The movie is understated enough to let the emotional, and sometimes comical, story tell itself, with no over-the-top dialogue, nor worse, overacting."
‑ Dan Gross, Philadelphia Daily News
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