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Hoffman plays a young businessman who has some great opportunities at work, but his marriage is in trouble. When his wife tries to talk to him, he ignores her, so, not surprisingly, she leaves him - and their young son. Apparently she has a major self- esteem problem and doesn't think she can do anything - including being a good mother. Hoffman is left on his own to raise the child , which takes him away from his work too often, and agitates his boss.
After several months of therapy in California, Streep returns to New York and decides she wants her son back. Hoffman fights for custody, pointing out that she "abandoned" her child. Around the time that they are set to go to court, his boss gets fed up and fires him for missing deadlines and losing a big firm account.
At this point while I was watching the movie, the electricity decided to fail. So I spent the next forty minutes or so wondering what happened next in this very suspenseful and extremely well acted film. It drove me crazy. In other words, do rent this film, but don't watch it during a thunderstorm.