A yarn of a film, unraveling to reveal something deeper than you’d expect from its conversational tone. Soderbergh’s approach will certainly be divisive but I was on its quirky wavelength. Meryl Streep and Dianne Wiest revel in their neurotic roles yet the MVP is Candice Bergen who takes her character and runs with it, as a woman simmering with anger over a past betrayal.
Completely overcooked due to unconfident direction from Ron Howard and a disastrously muddled screenplay by Vanessa Taylor. Glenn Close is unsurprisingly my MVP by miles here, creating a believable sympathetic character in a film full of flat or hammy turns. I know people were concerned about the film serving as an endorsement of J.D. Vance's viewpoints, and while it mostly dodges politics, the attempts to flatten everything out and make it about the general concept of *family* result in a…