"I went to this with my wife, expecting the worst as, like many i agree that Clooney's films generally come up a bit short. This one doesn't. It is very good in almost all respects. It is technically good, well acted and the plot and script work well. To me it deserved to win "Best Film" as it is the best that I have seen since "True Grit" (Mk II) . Easily Clooney's best film. The one question that I have is why was it necessary to have the older girl's boyfriend in the film? He added nothing to the plot and, for me, somewhat cheapened the otherwise excellent plot. His only decent contribution was getting punched by father-in-law. However, it's a small gripe - go and see this film!"