Iain Softley (born November 30, 1956) is an English film director. He was educated at St Benedict’s School, Ealing, where he played the part of Thomas Becket in its 1975 production of T. S. Eliot’s play, Murder in the Cathedral, and Queens’ College, Cambridge.
His movies include the Beatles film Backbeat (1994), Hackers (1995), The Wings of the Dove (1997), K-PAX (2001), The Skeleton Key (2005) and Inkheart (2008). Softley also has been developing an adaptation of Stephen Gallagher’s novel The Boat House for Dimension Films, set in the English Lake District. He previously attempted to film the book in 1999, with Milla Jovovich in the lead role of a haunted and driven Russian émigré. —Wikipedia
I love Kevin Spacey and the story line of this movie (well, from the novel) is so interesting. It leaves everyone to guess what they truly believe at the end. Cute and philosophical at the same time and even a bit heartbreaking; it brought me to tears twice, mostly due to Spacey's excellent performance. I think it's kind of underrated as a whole but I enjoyed it a lot.
Wonderful movie with great acting all round. Sure, some parts are a bit too sweet and stereotypical, but I buy in to it thanks to the involving story and assured directing. And as usual, the best sci-fi is not about lasers and robots, but rather about the big human issues. So there you go...