Color me surprised. This was quite a fantastic film. It goes from sad to funny to horrific and sometimes this happens in a single scene. It's purely a dark comedy and one of the most enjoyable ones I have ever seen.
Maaaan... look I liked the movie... until around the 3rd act. A dark comedy with a feel good ending that feels tacked on and forced. Another criticism is in regards to the bootleg Elijah Wood kid and his paint by numbers high school fling subplot (unpopular withdrawn cornball falls for the hot cheerleader and actually gets her) with Katniss in a very forgettable & boring performance. At least Mel Gibson was solid.
As the opening narration kicks in, you may think you're in for some 500 Days of Summer-like horseshit, but... no. Aided by a pretty incredible lead performance, the film works as a strange but strangely effective look at depression. The tone skirts the line between maudlin & something darker, yet Gibson keeps it together. Yelchin's story (while well-done) doesn't mesh w/ the rest of the film. But the thing got to me.