We went to see this yesterday based on the critics review. Theater was almost empty. People left half way through... we stayed - kept hoping it was going to get better. It didn't. We did find J. Phoenix character to be funny, quirky, and ridiculous. PSHoffman was okay, but certainly not Oscar-worthy. Just a bad, bad movie. Amy Adams was a good supporting actor - very strong. Gratuitous sex and nudity... maybe that is what the critics liked????