Rough to watch in both a good and a bad way. The central drama between the leads is compelling and strongly performed, but all side plots fall flat and are tonally messy. I appreciate a Hollywood production going indie and trying to tell an emotionally complex story about cheating. The problem is that the toxic masculinity in display is never acknowledged beyond the surface.
Say what you want but I really, really love this movie. I like how the relationships are portrayed, including the parents. Yes, Zach's character is unlikable but that's the point; many men (and women) act like this, seem to be normal and in love only to make idiotic decisions for reasons they don't comprehend. As ugly as it is, it rang true regarding many people I know.
US remake of 'L'Ultimo Baccio' which is worth a watch thanks to the ensemble. A guided tour through the second adolescence/early mid-life crisis of disenfranchised men. Casey Affleck's performance shines and Zach Braff is a much underused actor in US film.
Years later and this film still resonates so heavily with me and twists my heart into knots. I can relate to just about every character and their different relationships with their romantic relationships. Sure, as a film on the whole it is nothing particularly spectacular, but it’s still very honest and wise in all it says of love.
I watched this because of Tom Wilkinson. I knew he just had a supporting role only, but thought he grants for quality. But even he blew it. Bad acting all over, unconvincing plot, unsympathic characters, boring.