Phenomenal character-driven storytelling. Though the film is largely plotless, Nicole Holofcener has a gift for dialogue that is at once brutally honest and incredibly deceptive - her characters seem to obsessively use the truth to lie. Still, excellent performances ground this sharp, nuanced indie drama.
Although this film has been criticized for lacking a solid plot, I have to disagree. This film was never, ever boring to me. I didn't watch this movie for a long time because I always figured it to be her weakest film due to reviews I had read. How wrong was I! I think this is one of her strongest! Emily Mortimer gives a great performance in this as well. I never really cared for her until this film.