Highly imperfect, but likable characters, who love each other very much, at a difficult time in their lives, but end up hurting each other very much. Life. Sadly this is life for so many. This movie is a true portrait, ugly and true. No judgements, no recommendations, no ethical verdicts, no conclusions, just what is. I thought it was very well done, in this respect. At the end of it, all I have concluded is that this is a movie that makes us, as the main female lead says near the end, to MR's character, "I wanted you to be better". I think that's all we can do with a movie like this. It's difficult to "like" it. It's not a fantasy like Lord of the Rings. We can't admire and model ourselves after the characters like Gandalf or Aragorn. We can feel sad and want to honor their characters by being better.