I have to admit, when this movie started I wondered why the director chose a split screen through out the movie but it became apparent. I don't think this movie would have been near as good without it. It was nice to be able to view each acters emotions in their 90 minute conversation. The dialogue was slow at times but overall interesting. I also think the two eckart and carter played their roles very convincing. What started out as small talked turned into something very real that I'm sure a lot of people can relate to. The flashbacks also helped take the story deeper and made it easeir to see a connection and each others points of view.