It's interesting that there are only three reviews on this one so far. I really enjoyed the characters, all of whom were quirky, realistic types with good acting to bring them out. I particularly enjoyed Ed Asner, who did a great job. The cinematic style was also well done, with cohesive moods, colors, and lighting. As much as I like films that drift. . . no, depart actually, squarely away from the norm, this one fell flat with its story. There were a few times when I contemplated leaving the room because life is just too short. Though I'd never go so low as to mention spending time in detention after school, this film comes close to such a comparison.