Based on Philip Roth's novel of the same name, The Human Stain is ultimately let down by the miscasting
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Apart from it being another example of how the Yanks got all the credit (shades of Errol Flynn conquering Burma for the Americans all those years ago), as no doubt they will after the Afghanistan efforts, the miscasting
of Friends comic David Schwimmer as a brutish officer weakened every scene he was in.
With typical French restraint, Barrot subsequently played down his 11th-hour split from the organization as a "miscasting
": "I am not an enemy of anyone, and certainly not of the festival," he said.
Two classic examples of miscasting
make In Love And War (12) difficult to get to grips with.
The only sour note comes with Reeves' miscasting
as the doctor.