"I watched this on DVD last week, and really disliked it. I agree with a lot of the reviews here, in that it was poorly scripted and there seemed to be a lot of improvisation. Both characters were hard to sympathise with and the only compelling performance I thought was that of their daughter! Maybe it was because it was the most authentic? I think this film has been immensely over-rated. (Is it a "guy" movie, perhaps? I say this because of all the nude scenes of Michelle Williams, which I also found off-putting. I am not a guy) I agree with Phil Ince about the vanity project, and also with Mike, and I'm not surprised people walked out of the cinema. I'm glad I didn't have to sit through this on the big screen."