There is a lot to like in this film. The acting is wonderful. The direction and cinematography are nicely done. Where it falls short for me is in the story itself. I'm afraid I just don't have the same romantic notions surrounding swilling copious amounts of booze, popping pills, and living in squalor that so many people seem to. I get what they're trying to do, I just don't feel it. I'm sure I'll be shunned for saying so.