Glenn Close invested heavily in bringing a stage play in which she once starred to the screen, also contributing to the script, and the result was her latest Oscar nomination.
She's typically superb as an individual keeping a big secret while working as a 19th-century hotel butler, and she feels more comfortable with her life decisions after she meets a painter (Janet McTeer, also an Oscar nominee for the film) who has made similar ones. Close reteams with director Rodrigo Garcia, whose cast also includes Brendan Gleeson, Mia Wasikowska, Brenda Fricker and Pauline Collins. DVD extras: theatrical trailer; deleted scenes. *** (R: AS, N, P) (Also on Blu-ray and Movies on Demand)Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times