We're subjected to so much arbitrary quirkiness that the characters' big breakthroughs and breakdowns ring false, accidentally making for some of the film's biggest laughs.
I best assessment of Goss's review is that he likes the word "quirk" and he didn't find Richard to be a believable character. He's right that Richard probably can't exist in the real world, but his problems are hardly arbitrary. From second grade on, Richard began and continued a journey into decent that lead him to one particular place at one particular time.
Aug 25 - 10:46 PM