The performances make the movie. Every one of these fine actors gets a lot to work with and gets to display their chops in both restrained and subtle acting and bursts of emotive excess. They’re fun to watch as are the shifting alliances and sympathies. There’s a lot of humor and occasional not-to-completely-obvious insights. The film eventually adds liquor and then too rapidly accelerates the stripping off of polite veneers until abruptly cutting away at an only moderately sensible point in the story to announce the end of the movie. But it’s fun while it lasts.