Difficult, though, because the Jeff Daniels character is so (in my opinion) utterly unsympathetic, I was actually excited when (spoiler alert) he keeled over with an apparent heart attack. My stepfather was a big enough asshole, I don't find them entertaining to watch. I don't have the distance required to appreciate a condescending, grandiose, self-important father-figure. Gag me with a spoon.
But, like I said, it was still somehow a good movie. Teetering on the edge of being too painfully familiar, which helps make it both a well made, thought provoking movie and an uncomfortable experience, all at the same time. Hmm.
I'm still up in the air about it. Anybody else have any thoughts?