An amazingly intimate documentary. The camera is truly a fly-on-the-wall and the subjects seem utterly unconcerned about its presence. Makes it all that much more personal. This doc reminded me of Errol Morris' "Vernon, Florida" a little bit, although without the direct addressing of the camera itself. A deep dive into the lives of people that seem so very close to us, but then again, so very far way.
Characters called down and out live another kind of American dream, the kind without things. I think this movie requires direction by someone from another country. It is a little like a Herzog doc, or any German documentary, but the response in Italy is predictable, we always knew America was really like this.