I was pleasantly surprised by this film. To be honest, it was not high on my list to see despite its high ratings and Oscar nominations. However, after seeing it, I would recommend it!

Starring Casey Affleck, Kyle Chandler and Michelle Williams, the film is emotional and dramatic.  With excellent connections within the cast, the film was strong. Affleck was a surprise to me as I believe he has a strong chance of taking the Oscar home tonight. 

Writer and director Kenneth Lonergan is well known for his work on You Can Count on Me (2000) and Gamgs of New York (2002). The script failed me at times. As I mentioned, Affleck seemed to have stolen the show. 

Overall I would give the film 7 out of 10 stars.