I'm happy to see so many glwoing reviews of this fantastic film. The negative reviews are just as interesting. I notice a couple of them arguing as to whether this is a comedy or a drama and the very appauled responses at the behavior of the characters. I think the film perfectly captures some of the behavior people engage in when no one is looking and they are in crisis. People generally don't like to see themselves reflected like this or accept the idea they could become the same way under the same circumstances. This film is so intimately drawn, I almost felt like I was bearing witness to events and struggles that I should not be seeing. A testament to the story's power and it's willingness to go where it needed, despite how ugly it can get. What do others think?
I agree that the negative reviews are most likely from people who do not feel comfortable with the dark side of human behavior. But just because you don't approve of someone's actions, it won't make them go away. Maybe those who are not offended by this type of approach are more realistic?