...earnest yet engaging...
| Original Score: 3/4
A refreshing take on an overused theme -- dysfunctional father-son connections -- starts gently and gets more compelling as it glides along like a woodworker's sharpened plane over smooth surfaces.
Possesses wisdom that is rare for film these days, let alone a debut.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
The film works because relationships are given real respect. They are explored with tender care and never reduced to sappy emotionalism.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Living what comes naturally
| Original Score: 2.5/5
paint-by-numbers script that just doesn't trust the audience enough
| Original Score: C+
Yes, there's craft in Nealon's writing, but it seems more suited to the riffing non-sequiturs of episodic television than the narrative arc of a film.
| Original Score: 2/4