Yes, excellent. I've always thought Hoffman was very bright.But here, he missed half the epiphany.It's the same the other way round, also. And no, it's not ever a comedy.Unless you subscribe to the not uncommon view that "comedy" is basically pessimistic; and "tragedy" - optimistic. The essence of tragedy is that things might, actually, have turned out differently; better. The essence of comedy is- you are powerless to change anything, and can only laugh.
Well said- of course!:)
Been feeling pithy rethently. :-)