Reviewed Feb 24, 2012
Andrew James’s review:
Yes, regular readers of RowThree know my pure lust for this film. I must’ve seen it theatrically five times in 2008 and several more since on DVD. It turned me on immediately to the potential realized by Anne Hathaway and the introduction of Rosemarie DeWitt. The rest of the cast comes together in this natural setting (in camera work, score and acting) drama that slowly unveils layers of complexity and backstory that is unbelievably heartbreaking and tragic. Yet the compassion and love of family shines through brightly even throughout the bitter in-fighting and emotional struggling of all the characters involved. This is compelling, dramatic cinema defined.