I struggled between giving it 3 stars and 4 stars and settled on the 3 simply based on my enjoyment - rather lack of it - of the movie. Don't get me wrong - this is not a bad movie. It is not poorly scripted, directed, or acted. It is just heavier than a suitcase full of gold bullion on planet Jupiter. I think the acting was really great - these characters were so tormented, traumatized, hurting, - it took some good acting to make them appear as miserable as they were scripted. The father had a brief lapse of attention which caused a car accident and killed his wife - his beloved little girl's mother. He never really recovered physically or psychologically from that. The sister in law and her husband were bad people - but they were just ordinary bad. They were not grotesquely evil - just, rich, arrogant, controlling. Certainly, deserving of contempt for trying to exploit the poor man's emotional and physical issues by taking the only thing he had in his life - his darling little girl. The little girl, who as a grown up is the main character in the movie suffers the tragic loss of her parents as a young child - and it leaves a hole in her heart that she seems unable to fill. She is intellectually brilliant and artistic, loving, caring, erratic, irresponsible, promiscuous, and such a mess that very few of us could ever really identify with someone with all of the demons in her mind that create these problems. The boy friend is the hero of the story - but even he seems not to realize how badly damaged she is, and can't be the hero he needs to be, and must be to help her find the love she so desperately seeks. Again, I am not saying by any means that this is a bad movie - I just telling you that it is incredibly emotionally straining. It almost makes a Cohen Brothers movie as light as Mary Poppins. But, there is hope in the end. So if you decide to go into it - don't give up.