|The Wicked Web We Weave|
in the film have a sadness buried underneath their pleasant exteriors. And that's really what the film is about - unhappy people trying to find one thing to hold onto. For most of the characters (Annette Bening's 'Nic' being the exception), the thing to grab hold of is Mark Ruffalo's 'Paul.' Mark Ruffalo is charming and affable as hell. He's basically been waging an adorable crusade for his entire career, and in this film he puts that cache to good use. He's not a great guy, but you can't help but love him anyway.
|Oh, the Guilt - The Sexy, Sexy Guilt|
The film hits some false notes, and the ending seems a bit rushed. It just sort of ends, without much character closure. It's a familiar element, especially in indie films, where not having an ending is as predictable as having a happy ending. Still, it's quite a nice film.
Best Picture: No
Good Movie: Yeah, absolutely