Hoffman has been one of my favourite movies, probably for the last 15 years or so, since I first saw it on British cable.

I've always felt a lot of sympathy for Mr Hoffman and although he comes across as quite sinister in the opening act, I understood exactly what he was trying to do, given that the final three weeks were ticking away, when Miss Smith would be lost to him forever.

However, I recently showed it to my wife and it disturbed her in a VERY profound way.

Her opinion of Hoffman never changed throughout the movie and she was actually quite perturbed as to how I could even like the film, let alone tell her that it was a love story with a happy ending!

Does the world divided up into:

A) Hoffmans

B) Everybody else.

Can't you read? It says SPOILERS!