There are very few films made about these types of characters and there is a lot of love and compassion here. The clue is in the title - not much is going on here and the whole feels a little thin - but it stays true to itself all the way through. A great central performance by Jordan Gelber.
Madness as a refuge from reality, as a dark place with no exits, no windows. Under the surface, impregnating it all, Solondz's trademark critique of depressive Western culture and values. Solondz unravels this tragicomedy where, if anything, we will learn to sympathize with the underdog, appreciate the sweetness in madness and distrust the norm in reality.