In Marc Meyers' film, Human Capital, an impulsive business deal brings together two families from across the social divide, with tragic consequences.As perspectives shift between parents and children, a real estate agent puts his livelihood at stake with a desperate gamble, a wealthy housewife is confronted with the profound void in her life, and a teenage girl falls deeply in love for the first time.
Meyers (My Friend Dahmer) provides a nuanced character study of the moral conflicts in today's capitalistic society between sacrifice and self-preservation. Human Capital is written by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Oren Moverman, and is based on Stephen Amidon's critically acclaimed novel.
- " The American version of Human Capital (directed by Marc Meyers) is not as stylishly filmed as director Paolo Virzì's Italian version … All of the actors do a very good job with their roles. " – Carla Hay
- " At times too complicated for its own good, the screenplay juggles stories and perspectives as superb performances carry the day. " – Ron Wilkinson
- " Maya Hawke's work with Alex Wolf is what makes this worth watching. " – Daniel Eagan