Though some of the movie's performances flirt with caricature (Siobhan Fallon's loud-mouthed aunt, Demi Moore as a brash and overtly sexual second wife), the movie has a center of gravity just strong enough to contain them. show more
It's unpleasant, shrill and exhausting - everyone's so busy airing their own grievances no one has time to listen to anyone else's - but it's a genuine actors' film anchored by some good performances. show more
As Barkin's nemesis, Moore is evil, and that's a good thing - she doesn't back off. Kate Bosworth plays Barkin's fragile daughter and is a pleasant surprise: Who knew she was an actress? show more
Wow...this is such a good movie. Really dark and disturbing. very well written and acted. Reminds me of many families.
This was an outstanding movie which I can see why it was not for some people. Sundance critics thought it was good and so did we. It is disturbing for sure, but that is part of the point SL was going for. real life for some people
Ellen Burstyn steals the film. If you like profanity every other word, and not only an emotionally crippled but unlikeable family, you will like this film. An entire crazy family together in one place for a weekend is too much. No one is likeable; that\'s what makes you unsympathetic. I don\'t know a family like it, and if this is what the American family has become, we\'re in troublle. Skip it.