It takes a bit to find its footing due to some unnecessary and less than stellar flashbacks, but the rest of the film is GREAT. It asks so many interesting questions about identity, sexuality, certainty, and love. It's filled with great performances and is beautifully done. One of my favorites of the year.
There is an old saying that says 90% of directing is casting. The truth is that Margaret Betts did a phenomenal job casting her film but not much else. Expect an Oscar nomination for Melissa Leo. Besides her cast, when it's the director's time to shine or when her A-listers are off screen, she fails miserably as we can see in the laughably clumsy opening childhood sequence and her visionless camera movement.