R | | Comedy, Drama
Following the unexplained suicide of his wife Liza, a web designer turns to gasoline fumes and remote-control airplanes while avoiding an inevitable conflict with his mother-in-law.
There are two scenes when Wilson (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is trying to get into his mother-in-law's (Kathy Bates) house, he is screaming and rattling the bars on the outside of the house, as if he is imprisoned. This represents the cage of grief, how inescapable grief is.
Mary Ann Bankhead:
Why aren't you on the couch?
Wilson Joel: Because I like it here.
Mary Ann Bankhead: The floor can't make you feel better.
Wilson Joel: I don't know... I don't know.
Mary Ann Bankhead: You wanna be near the bedroom?
Wilson Joel: Look, Mary Ann, I found a place to sleep, that's all. I know it's a stupid place, but it's the place I...
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$15,522 5 January 2003