It's all very fun, curious, and bizarre until the men of the Harberts family show up, and then it becomes as incisive a (fun, curious, and bizarre) portrait of a place, a people, and a time as is available in all of American cinema.
My #1 favorite movie. This movie touches me deeply every time I watch it. The part where Dan plays his guitar at full volume hoping someone across the valley can hear it and relate to it sums up life pretty well I think.
I hate to easy it but Something in this just missed the mark. I wasn't as quickly captivated as with his other works. The concept was interesting enough and they're were moments of beauty I just felt there wasa few points that played into repetition and maybe if this film had been trimmed down more I would have derived deeper. But I do admit the soon jamming out over the valley was great.