‘All Is Bright’: Early Christmas cheer

October 2, 2013


Paul Giamatti is one of our great screen actors, an absolute poet of frustration and regret with the range to play a wide variety of roles. Watch him in Tom McCarthy’s delightful “Win Win” and then in “Cold Souls” and then in “American Splendor.” He can play everything from enraged and dyspeptic to nurturing and witty.

He gets another chance to work the territory of the unhappy man trying to right the foundering ship that his life has become in “All Is Bright,” a small but thoroughly engaging dramatic comedy that teams him with his virtual opposite in temperament, Paul Rudd. (More…)