A sweet snapshot of an eccentric American family breaking apart, sweetly told in a beautifully honest and comedic way. Gets the balance just right. Splendid ensemble cast; Jeff Daniels steals the show, displaying his tremendous acting versatility combining humour with heartbreaking drama.
An essentially perfect, devastatingly honest screenplay pinned down by a quartet of essentially perfect performances. Admirably compact, and because of that it might seem a little slight, but it's hard to fault it for that when it feels so heartbreakingly, hilariously real.
Park Slope's pretentious intellectuality does come to terms with divorce as spermy Pink-floyd listeners deal with the trauma. There's no beating Noah Baumbach out. He is that good a writer! You would think that because it is such a personal, autobiographical piece, it'd make him fight shy of going that far out with it, but oh no, he does it with such intelligence and grace, you are immediately compiled to love this.
I'm starting to think that I can't rate a film badly, because I seem to be in love with all the films I see, and this was no exception. I loved the kind of quirkyness, or rather, inclusion of themes/topics that would be deemed unusual to address in a film. The characters were built up well and very interesting and overall I really enjoyed it.
Hay duro drama y comedia sutil en este filme que retrata la división y posterior fragmentación total de una familia compuesta por dos padres con aires intelectuales y de egocentrismo calculador, algo que ha sido heredado y compartido por sus hijos, lo que ha su vez han generado sus propios conflictos. Interesante aunque armado de distintos clichés.