This film can be perplexing, but in that way it’s like life. How often do you really get any answers to the big questions? The ones that start with “Why…”

The movie is a short look into the unfortunate life of Larry Gopnick, a physics professor, and we watch as he tries to do what he thinks is best. Visually, the movie is beautiful, can’t recommend it enough for that. And once again the dialogue is fantastic, as with much of their work it’s deeply rooted in specific regional or cultural vernacular and accents, in this case a Jewish community in Minnesota in 1967. If you need your films to be wrapped in a neat package at the end then this is not your movie, this is as messy as reality.