Doesn't make sense!!! Also, the cast is too old and young for the characters. I found performances non-engaging and visual storytelling non-existance. You can turn the monitor off and get all the story by just listening to it. Perhaps you will get a better result by imaging it that watch it.
Cholodenko's film presents us with an interesting critique on modern relationships. The characterisation is strong and the scenes are well shot (I especially liked the final frame). However, I felt unconvinced over the ending and wasn't quite sure what the central focus of the narrative was.
Cholodenko's diverting film starts brightly, loses its way, then finds it again in a well-handled conclusion. Though smartly written as a whole, the work's dependence on Alessandro Nivola's cliched rock musician is tiresome (through no fault of the actor) and less imaginative than the rest of the picture. Bale's and McElhone's performances are nice though and McDormand gives an amusingly McDormandy turn.
A good drama about different persons tied by relations in love but are not free of her desires and attractions to others. In fact what goes even better here is that they all have different views of the way of living. But passions arrive when they are struggling to resist... everyone in different levels. Great realization and very good cast and performances. Love this!