The Hoax (2006)

The HoaxIn the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, director of Swedish descent Lasse Hallström, proved he was capable of more than just directing a bunch of ABBA music videos, when he delivered some successful Swedish dramas and the intense What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. His 1999 film, The Cider House Rules, based on a John Irving novel was a decent drama with similar acting performances. However, the film starring Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron and Michael Caine, also set in motion Hallström’s newly found tendency to direct tame and prudent dramas, usually based on novels akin. His An Unfinished Life was kept on the shelves for over two years (usually the best thing to do with a film starring J-Lo anyway) and Hallströms previous endeavour, Casanova, was just not enticing and funny enough to really enthral an audience. (more…)

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