A bittersweet film with the recognizable lazy atmosphere of holidays as a teenager. I was impressed with how well thought out and concise this movie is: it doesn't have a shot or a line of dialogue too many. Very well acted too.
Proof once again that an important subject does not automatically make for a good movie. Nor does a good cast. Heavy hitters like Adrien Brody or Marcia Gay Harden cannot save this over-dramatic, pompous and predictable film.