Swanberg thoroughly depicts communication and miscommunication attached to being together. "Marriage material" is most awkward but authentic tale about such a thing. "I want to marry/ I don't" & "I want a baby/ I don't" difference divides a couple with Tarr Béla-ish long take by Adam Wingard, Audley & White's kind of vommitingly realistic chemistry. Small, but very powerful one.
There is such a poeticism in Emily and Andrew's seemingly naturalistic dog: simply disliking a bathing baby, disconnected by Emily's romantic declaration about seeing Andrew bath the child and the sudden, noisy enjoyment of it's chew toy at the most intimate of moments. These captured moments call forth an amazing parallel with Andrew, stemming from a possibly 'uncontrollable nature.' Such serendipitous cinematics!