One of the most brilliantly made films I have ever seen. It is a film that challenges all films, especially those that were made in Hollywood that relied on the names of superstar actors and actresses. Cassavetes throws all conventions out the window and gives us a film with real, visceral characters that stab us in our hearts and reveal to us the all-too-real idea that we can be unhappy even when we think we have everything we desire. The camera brings us into these people’s lives, thrusting us into the faces of these characters then pushing us into the background for us to peruse everything we have just witnessed. This is a film that must be watched again and again to remind us that we can all reach that pinnacle of precarious unhappiness.