Top-flight acting by four exceptionally gifted actors elevates the script from good to great, and an otherwise competent drama from good entertainment to a very compelling story that is well written, careful about subtle nuance and leaves just enough doubt and pain suffered by everyone to give us a tidy ending. The end, as it should be, is open to interpretation, as it was carefully designed to be. Hoffman is great, Adams is fine, Davis is excellent in her 8 minute screen time, and Streep is Streep, mesmerizing and shows just why she's been nominated faoqr an Oscar about 37 times. This cast makes this otherwise small movie a heavyweight drama. The performers carry this film and elevate it to a much higher place than an "ordinary" cast w