“ 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).
“A quite slow paced film which may put some people off, I did find the opening third quite hard to get through.
“ 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.
“ 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.
“" 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.
“ Very enjoyable and kind-hearted film .
“ All three did a really good job with a script that I did find a little predictable.
“Do you want to see a slow family drama done really well?
“ There is a long build-up to the reunion, but then nothing happens when they finally embrace.
“ Their life is empty and shallow; their relationship is practically non-existent.
“ 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.
“ The script was just compelling enough not to make us look to our clock from time to time.
“ That element might have added another intriguing layer to the Riley marital saga.
“ 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.
“ Boring trailer.
“ and believe me i am really surprised by how mind blowing everyone's acting in this movie is.
“ 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???!!!
“ If you enjoy films like Badlands, Ghost World or Fargo then I highly recommend it.
“"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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
“ 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.
“I have difficulty determining whether it's gritty and realistic or horribly tripe and contrived.
“ A stunning and unsettling film.