Charlie Kaufman’s Hope Leaves the Theater. Now, this one is just straight-up nuts! Instead of following the drama of those watching television, we’re now following the inner and outer thoughts of a woman named Louise (Hope Davis) going through a mid-life crisis, a theater critic (Peter Dinklage) sitting next to her, and the actors on the stage (Meryl Streep) during a theater performance. And of course, all the characters converge into one coherent story until breaking back off into three and coming in-and-out of character.
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Sawbones is essentially two stories happening at once. First, there is the television show “Sawbones”, based on Veterinarian Varlan Smith (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and the coward Frank McCready (Steve Buscemi). Second, there is the drama of those watching the television show. Including that of a traveling vacuum salesman (John Slattery) and a dysfunctional married couple (John Goodman and Brooke Smith). It’s brilliant and odd.