Okay, I actually liked this. As usual, I probably didn't get it. But I've read a good handful of plays about broken families, and this is the first one that seemed genuine. Believable dysfunction. I liked the way they would accuse each other, feel guilty, and half-try to make amends. I mean, I didn't like it - I just thought it seemed so true to life.
I'm wondering if I should make an effort to see the movie. It might be too sad. I can read sad or bloody books without turning a hair, but sometimes movies are a bit too much.
What's it called, that connection with audiences? Something about loosing yourself for a while. Intro to Theatre had a term or phrase for it. I forget. I am a tiny bit distracted right now, to be honest. Pride and Prejudice is playing in the background. I accidentally wrote "Long Day's Journey Into Jane."
CONCLUSION: Liked it, will probably watch the movie someday. Would consider seeing it on a stage if the chance ever came along. I'd be interested to see how actors interpret the roles.