If there's anything good I can say about this film is that it's a good showcase for its immensely talented cast, with the highlight being Ian McShane. The problem is that the story absolutely goes nowhere. I think the script is entertaining enough, there's some funny lines here and there but I don't really feel like I was given much of a reason to keep watching this movie. The story progression simply isn't as strong as it should be considering the fact that the film, really, is all talk. Not that they should've built to a "violent" climax, but parts of the film end up feeling like self-indulgence from the screenwriters. Not to mention, near the end, where the film, for some reason or another, becomes surreal in trying to show Colin's weakening state of mind. It's a good idea in theory, but in execution, the transition to the more surreal shit is very jarring and not particularly effective. Especially since you already know that Colin has been greatly affected by his wife cheating on him, so it felt unnecessary to have the surreal scenes be a part of Colin's personality. Problem with the story is that, as far as tone, it feels exactly the same at the end as it did at the beginning. Ironically, since Meredith makes mention of it in one of his stories, this film shoots its wad way too early. Five minutes after the movie begins, they've already captured the adulterer. Of course the film doesn't build to anything when you rush through at least 30 minutes of storytelling in the first 5 minutes of it. It begins at a certain level tonally, for lack of a better term, and stays there for the entirety of it. It doesn't really build to anything all that satisfying. The film pretty much consists of a bunch of old guys talking in a room about what to do with the adulterer. And while the performances are more than solid, and some of the stories are very entertaining, I just don't think the main story the movie is trying to tell is really that interesting. Still, at least the acting is so strong because I don't know how I would've reacted to the film if the acting had suck. Great acting and some good comedy, the rest of the film leaves a lot to be desired though.