Still unsure about the rating. It's better than Elephant, that's for sure, but maybe not as good as Good Will Hunting. Gerry's sinister use of soundtrack reminded me of The Brown Bunny, and even thematically both films are similar. Van Sant explores character and space in such a vivid way, I can't understand how many people dismiss this as 'boring'.
It was obvious from the get-go Affleck's kid brother was going places.