I loved this film because it provided an honest view of the suffering and loneliness that so many men in our culture experience, for many reasons, but which is typically given very little honest attention. For most men, its naturally and societally very difficult to show weakness and need, so they tend to suffer in silence. This film depicts that conundrum well, but it also highlights some very caring people who do try to help in honest ways. There is some comedy interwoven as well for a bit of relief from a tough story. Its a hard film to watch, with many tears, but tears well spent in the pursuit of trying to understand the heart of a young man in real crisis. The elements of his story revealed over the course of the film are the stories of many men i counseled over years as a volunteer and it brought back a lot of poignant memories. But the grittiness of things here is real and true, and reminded me of how much men in distress need persistent love, something our culture today generally misses. I also really liked the way the writer confronts the audience with a lot of the unanswerable questions brought on by serious suffering but doesn't try to answer them with trite-isms; life is just not that simple; and I felt like i wasn't being catered to. The film does lack some level of hope found in most stories like this, but i greatly respect the presentation, insofar as sometime hope is pretty scant. I will say the ending was a bit disappointing in that things wrapped up in a way that seemed a bit too tidy, a little trite. I suspect the film, in production for nearly 10 years, was rushed to conclusion to get it to market for the Christmas season and to take advantage of the year of angst called 2020. This ending did provide some emotional release from an intense story, but it felt a bit out of sync. Overall, however, this is a must-watch film; but just know that you will not be the same person afterward.