“ There is a long build-up to the reunion, but then nothing happens when they finally embrace.
“ That element might have added another intriguing layer to the Riley marital saga.
“ A stunning and unsettling film.
“I have difficulty determining whether it's gritty and realistic or horribly tripe and contrived.
“ It's a bit of a shock to realize that one of the dullest snorefests in many a moon was directed by the progeny (Jake Scott) of one of our most gifted filmmakers (Ridley Scott) -- which leads me to wonder: where the hell were Ridley's screening notes when his kid was showing him a first cut???!!!
“"Why didn't just ONE of the film's producers -- or someone who possesses just a modicum of understanding of pacing and storytelling -- stand up in the middle of a screening, and shout: "CUT THIS SELF-INDULGENT CRAP DOWN, MOTHER****ER, OR YOU'LL PUT THE ENTIRE AUDIENCE INTO A F***ING TRANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
“ and believe me i am really surprised by how mind blowing everyone's acting in this movie is.
“A quite slow paced film which may put some people off, I did find the opening third quite hard to get through.
“ The interactions between the two (and eventually, three people, when the wife shows up) are engaging and certainly do not gloss over the lifestyle of the young hooker.
“ Their life is empty and shallow; their relationship is practically non-existent.
“ What you do see is redemption at a slow pace, a couple of great actors, and variations on some old themes sometimes moving and always interesting.
“ The plot was boring, implausible, slow-paced and without any perspective.
“ I felt as if I was watching the boring life of an underage stripper and the people who come to live with her and adopt her (in a dysfunctional sort of way) into their family.
“ Very enjoyable and kind-hearted film .
“Do you want to see a slow family drama done really well?
“ If you enjoy films like Badlands, Ghost World or Fargo then I highly recommend it.
“ Boring trailer.
“ But I also sense that Jake Scott had no clue what he wanted, and so we see a slow conversation that even includes the characters saying 'bye' to each other (clearly a more skilled director and editor would have cut that seconds earlier).
“ Following an emotionally empty phone conversation with Doug, Lois finally builds up her courage to leave her house and drive over 1,000 miles to have a much needed talk with her road warrior husband.
“ Slow and Boring .
“" Anyway, though Stewart was more enigmatic than Gandolfini, the entire movie was quite slow, and didn't really build to any big finale or contain any real plot twists.
“ But credit where it's due; She (Stewart) delivered a much more compelling performance than Gandolfini who simply regurgitated a slightly calmer Tony Soprano, right down to Tony's repetitious "alright just calm down.
“ The script was just compelling enough not to make us look to our clock from time to time.
“ All three did a really good job with a script that I did find a little predictable.