Dir. Todd Solondz. 1998, 134 mins. 35mm. With Jane Adams, Jon Lovitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Todd Solondz’s darkly comic, incisive, and unsettling exploration of the underbelly of suburban New Jersey features an astonishing performance by Hoffman as a sexually deviant loner who pleasures himself on phone calls to random women. Perhaps only Hoffman could have brought such tenderness and pathos to this role.