In a world of avoided uncomfortable truths, this movie takes a dive into the deep intricacies of modern, human relations. A film that could have been derailed by aiming at stereotypes, this journey is one of familiarity... either by way of personal experience or experience not too far removed from one's own pillow.
For two hours, I found myself on a journey that was terribly horrific to watch, but refreshingly honest. I was torn constantly between the desire to turn off the movie and the need to continue forth. I also spent a great deal of the last act questioning whether the damage of our technological age can be reversed without following in the footsteps of Garner's wonderfully portrayed and well-meaning character.
There was no part of this movie that wasn't well done. The writing, the acting, the cinematography... all amazing. Unfortunately, it all works together to create a gut-wrenching film that conveys a much needed message in our generation. It's the overwhelming honesty of this film that kept it from commercial success. Yet, the reality is that this film could change the lives of those that endure the journey. I would challenge anyone of mature and intelligent thinking to brave the viewing of this film.
Fair warning: this film contains a plethora of adult themes, content, and language (cursing and otherwise). This material has been handled with the highest degree of care, integrity, and gentleness, affordable to a film of such brutal realism. Please do not watch around children and avoid at all costs if you are easily nonplussed by adult or sexual material.
- Actors: Rosemarie DeWitt, Dean Norris, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer
- Directors: Jason Reitman
- Format: PAL
- Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Paramount
- DVD Release Date: 15 April 2015
- Run Time: 120 minutes
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- ASIN: B01DOQAHAO