My 12 year old cousin and I went and saw this one. We were expecting another hilarious movie but it was quite deep. It is a good thing that I can be very mature and so can my cousin. My friends hated it but I thought it was classic (oh yea, my cousin really liked it too).
Sandler defies expectations in odd, touching movie
This hasn't a bad introduction to Paul Thomas Anderson, an extremely acclaimed director whose movies I hadn't seen up to this point. Nowhere are his funny accents and goofy humor: just a built up rage and sadness that makes you root for Barry because he's relatable. His sisters always give him guff and he doesn't feel welcome there...the only place he feels good in is with Lena. There are some homages to romance movies of the past, including swelling music when the two are together. I also loved seeing the late Hoffman onscreen. Even with only 10 minutes of the movie dedicated to him he still manages to steal the show!