Early on I felt like I was encountering a world bordering on my world which had been given excellent shape and dimension. This is an immersive movie. We are clearly in the hands of a director of vision. For much of the film I didn't feel like it was too fable-like or outrageous, simply because I feel like I have almost literally lived some of this stuff. But then it stridently does become a cute little fable. Blech.