For the most part, the movie maintains a fairly real atmosphere. I thought it was an engaging movie despite its very long run time. I thought the performances were all good, even if they got a bit over the top in places. I also think there are moments that took me out of it since they came off as cheesy which is a shame since a good portion of it pretty realistic. If you're a fan of dramas or the actors involved in this movie, I would say it's worth checking out.