Holy crap, man. Holy crap.
To think we got this because of Community: Paintball.
Wasn't expecting to like this at all, but I did--it's bittersweet, seamless, and funny. There are a few moments that are a little too precious (a bullying scene at school, the mom dispensing life advice to a construction guy), but it's interesting to see Patricia Arquette actually progress and become a better actress over a decade. Linklater seems to have really lucked out on casting people who stuck around for the whole production (or if things went wrong, they sure did a great job of hiding it).