I live my Letterboxd like I live my life. There's no rhyme or reason to anything I say or do.
I was fine with the minimal dialogue for most of the runtime because the acting is phenomenal. You can read every tiny emotion on each actor's face and it says a lot more than words could. However there's a decent amount of conflict and tension that builds and it's sort of tossed aside in the final act. I wanted to yell at the screen, "Someone say something!"
"Straight talk" based in honesty sounds good but I can't imagine this stilted dialogue is the ideal result. Nor could I ever imagine talking to my parents about a highly emotional issue where we all maintained this delivery. The acting doesn't do this any favors either but I'm mostly wondering what the intent was because it doesn't seem to be based in reality.