Loved this. Characters who find themselves at odds with the capitalism-driven, picture-perfect nuclear American family models of HAPPINESS.
When Strickland's car gets smashed.
And when other illusory moments of what capitalism has to offer (the bartender at the gross pie place) fall to pieces.
Of humane monsters, and monstrous humans.
Also Michael Stuhlbarg (from "A Serious Man"). Del Toro describes giving him a eight-page biography of the character and Michael "...taking it as his bible. He would dress as the…