I remember very vividly what it's like to feel broken. I don't think any other film has captured that feeling like this did.
This is life after loss. There's no big climax, no happily ever after. Just people trying to figure things out and move on. That's all you can ask for when your dad drops dead without warning, like Joe did, like mine did.
You pick up the pieces, and try to mend, and go forward. This isn't just a movie. This is life.