Nice performances but at heart it's a film which at heart asks the question: is it ok to spend $300+ on a pair of jeans for a 15 year old. The answer (despite what the film would have you belive) is no. There, I saved you 90 minutes.
finally, a great movie about bougie white people guilt. the antithesis of "Eat, Pray, Love," filmed right in our own backyard! brilliant second-hand embarrassment scenes, excrutiating & fun to watch. willowy Catherine Keener is the ultimate woman/mama, making neurosis look radiant.
Keener, Peet and Hall all prove once again they're fantastic actresses. As a story it doesn't always work - the Platt subplot is awful - but there is a truth to the angst here that rings solid rather than hollow or self-indulgent.
One of my most favorite film of 2010. A joyful drama with interesting character lay-out, everyone has their own different motive, bad habit, and guilt. And how beautifully Holofcener boils them in one large pot of comedy is just fantastic, and how that recipe of comedy came out from a great sets of beautiful satire conversation which become the drive from the start of the film to it's finish line