I'm not quite sure what this movie is... Kinda feels like its completely natural and your just a fly on the wall & I have never seen a drinking movie where the actors actually look like they are drinking & at times look like they are drunk. Sure some actors can really act but this feels more like ad-libbing.... which totally works for me. Feeling like you are more a fly on the wall than an audience member, you get a look at relationships in a way that doesn't spell it out but completely shows you the values of the characters that you are watching. Very cool, very cool indeed.
I really wanted to like this movie & then I heard about all the bad reviews, so I waited & waited. until the time was right to finally see what all the who-Ha (or lack of who-ha) was about. So I watched it... man this was bland. Its like getting a bowl of cereal, eating it & then wondering how you are actually eating the cardboard box and not the cereal. At what point did I ignore the contents & started to eat the packaging? That being said, I like the father son team of the Smith's, I hope they do it again.... but with a bit more oomph!
Everything about this movie seemed fine but I think that's what the problem with it was. It doesn't venture out into uncharted country, it doesn't take any risks, its just a good looking, well acted movie...but these days that's not enough.
There aren't enough character driven pieces these days., especially ones that take an amoral view of a challenging situation. I forgot how uncomfortable a suspense drama could be & I think that's the point of it. It's to see how your decisions affect more than the circumstances around you but the very hearts of the ones you love.