One of the greatest films about a modern relationship I know. The acting is pitch perfect, the premise, absolutely incontrovertibly realistic and relatable. Watch how quickly lives can unravel and then be stitched up. Bravo. One of my favorite films of the aughts.
One of the most realistic portrayals of a relationship I've ever seen. Kind of took awhile to get going but I was really into it by the midway point. All four of the main actors fit their roles perfectly, I only wish this movie had the balls to end in a break up instead of the reconciliation that seems to be implied, but maybe that was the point all along.
This is not only about a relationship, but the effect that vulnerability of masculinity has on a relationship. The depiction of the man's uncertainty that he is a strong pillar in the world seemed quite accurate to me. Once an influential alpha male starts to hang around, then look out! This movie is very well done.
I have no hesitation in saying that this film was one of the best I have ever seen. I sometimes wonder whether art still has the capacity to bring me to my knees emotionally. This work answered that question for me. Devastating.