I’m watching the DVD for Owning Mahowny, a story about a bank VP who embezzles millions of dollars to maintain his gambling addiction. The movie is hard to watch as our “hero” ruins himself. It doesn’t help that it is played by Philip Seymour Hoffman. His ability to nail the character makes it harder to watch. He’s wonderful. Watching him gamble big and sometimes win and more often lose is intense.
See the movie if you love great acting and can handle watching a man wreck his own life and hurt others. See it if only for Hoffman’s performance.