My wife and I went to see this last night. I’d never heard of the movie, she’d heard about on NPR, and I think I was the better off. I mostly liked it, although I find it a lot less of a feel-good movie than Scott seems to have done. (In fact, I disagree with most of Scott’s review). My wife hated it, partly because she was expecting something very different.
I think the movie is worth seeing if for no other reason than it feels very fresh. But I also feel pretty ambivalent about most of the characters, and I felt like the movie somewhat romanticizes the father’s “tough love,” even when it seems much more “tough” than “love.”