Just saw this on a preview.
A film about a couple who’ve lost their son. This sounds like it could be a cue for a maudlin over-the-top emotional tearjerker. …and it is a Hollywood movie, so the signs aren’t good.
But this is a actually a hopeful positive film. OK I must admit there was the occasional tear (from me that is), but the acting is so restrained and the the script feels so genuine that I wondered if the writer David Lindsay-Abaire had suffered a similar loss. But no .. it is a fiction …thought the director John Cameron Mitchell had lost a brother so maybe that provided an empathetic insight.
Go see it as a beautiful example of how fictional drama can teach us something about ourselves and our relationships.