John Curran creates room for his characters to think and feel and an environment that encourages us to do the same.
Gilbert exposes a wealth of unsuspected pain and tenderness beneath Gottfried’s often thorny exterior.
Like its protagonist, Philippe Falardeau’s film gets lost in a haze of incidental cacophony.
Aesthetically, the film cunningly suggests life that exists solely within an academic experiment, closed off from chaos that isn’t manufactured.
Breaking the laws of human nature is an ancient comic convention, but it only works when it leads to a laugh.