Seeing Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Merryl Streep go at it (fighting-wise) in a scene together was enough to make my head explode. Excellent, excellent cast — though I wish Amy Adams would branch out a bit and maybe take on a character that wasn’t so pleasant all the time (I still like her, I just wish she would challenge herself!). I loved the subtlety and ambiguity of the story, and the fact that we never find out what actually happened. These things made the film more thought-provoking and powerful. Not the best film of all time, but certainly not a waste of money.