As he said, "I want to figure out what I want to do".Gyllenhaal, Leonardo Di Caprio, Tilda Swinton, Marion Cotillard, Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Daniel Brühl and Amy Adams are the only actors to receive a Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Critics' Choice Award nominations for the same performance and then fail to be Oscar-nominated for it: for their performances in Nightcrawler - Jede Nacht hat ihren Preis (2014), Departed - Unter Feinden (2006), We Need ...
"I'm fantasising," she purrs, "about scones."At her London hotel, Maggie Gyllenhaal has just been asked what she'd like to eat.
The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity.
Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students, who wants to search through his papers, and her estranged sister, who shows up to help settle his affairs.
But the excellent acting by the three main leads will hold your attention, if you let yourself get into it.
Dustin Hoffman is completely believable as the dad whose hopes and dreams have vanished with his daughter and he struggles to hold on to them in a state of denial.