Theater director Caden Cotard (Philip Seymour Hoffman) moves from the relative anonymity of upstate New York to the high pressure world of Broadway. Backed with a huge grant, Cotard sets out to create his masterpiece, a brutally honest work staged in a life-size replica of New York City built in a theater district warehouse. While the production grows and its development stretches over years, Cotard struggles with the realities of his life and his difficulties with the women in it, including his ex-wife, Adele (Catherine Keener), his daughter, Olive (Sadie Goldstein), his new wife, Claire (Michelle Williams), and his therapist, Madeleine Gravis (Hope Davis). Directed by Charlie Kaufman. With Tom Noonan, Samantha Morton, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Emily Watson and Dianne Wiest. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2008.
Hope Davis in Synecdoche, New York
Struggling to fit in at his new public high school, wealthy teenager Charlie Bartlett (Anton Yelchin) uses his natural charm and deft senses of perception to position himself as an amateur psychiatrist for his fellow students. Setting up shop in a bathroom stall, Charlie dishes out advice and prescription drugs with the help of his partner, Murphy Bivens (Tyler Hilton). Charlie's sessions lead to some personal discovery of his own, allowing him to find romance and accept who he is. Directed by Jon Poll. With Robert Downey Jr., Hope Davis and Kat Dennings. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2007.
Hope Davis in Charlie Bartlett
In a series of three interconnected short films, a troubled actor, a television show runner and an acclaimed videogame designer (all played by Ryan Reynolds) find their lives intertwining in mysterious and unsettling ways. As the actor finds himself under house arrest, the show runner deals with post-production on his new network drama and the game designer faces car trouble deep in an unpopulated stretch of woods. Directed by John August. With Hope Davis, Melissa McCarthy and Elle Fanning. Categories: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2007.
Hope Davis in The Nines
Harvey Pekar (Paul Giamatti) is a file clerk with a dead-end job and an unsatisfying life. A chance meeting with Robert Crumb (James Urbaniak), a greeting card artist turned comic book illustrator, convinces Harvey to create his own comic centered on his working-class existence. The underground success of his work connects him with Joyce Brabner (Hope Davis), his soul mate through years spent as an independent icon. Directed by Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman. With Chris Ambrose, Joey Krajcar, Cameron Carter and the real Harvey Pekar. Categories: Biography, Comedy, Drama. Year: 2003.
Hope Davis in American Splendor