This being a recent Coen brothers film, I certainly did have some expectations coming in. That said, you probably shouldn’t, because it might ruin the movie for you.
Kind of a strange story arc, with not a whole lot of rising or falling action. In a strange way, it almost works out.
Good character performances all around. Some hit a little bit close to home, becasue I’ve actually known people like Uncle Arthur (Richard Kind) and Sarah Gopnik (Jessica McManus).
A very minimalistic photographic style doesn’t seem to work as well as it did in Barton Fink. Probably because there is significantly less action in each scene.
What there is is good, but there isn’t a lot.
Pretty watchable, especially if you’re a sucker for some schadenfreude.