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September 16, 2007

The Human Stain - 3

Based on Phillip Roth's critically acclaimed novel, this film is a character drama, focusing on a fired English literature professor Coleman Silk (Anthony Hopkins) and his relationship to Nathan Zuckerman (Gary Sinise) and his new found love in the young Faunia (Nicole Kidman). While the characters are well developed the story leaves you wondering why you should care for them. The film hinges on Coleman's story of his past and his inability to be truly honest with anyone about it. Its probably another of those books that is best left as a book. It attempts to say something about the human condition, but only vaguely gets there and it is ultimately unrewarding.

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