Masterpiece, potentially painful
To any kids, including adult children, who have gone through their parents' (or their own) divorce, this film touches , and could rekindle, extremely hurtful moments and memories. Divorce, particularly when children are involved, is surely one of the greatest tragedies that people can go through, even when it happens for all the "right" reasons. This film takes the subject on through brilliant writing and directing, and truly memorable and profound acting, which makes the movie a rare masterpiece, but also carries the risk of forcing people to either relive some of their most painful memories, or (for younger children especially) see the possibilities of marital disaster that they probably shouldn't be (and certainly don't need to be) exposed to before they have more knowledge and experience of life under their belts. It's a tough journey, but a magnificent film.