Originally Posted by Briare Rabbit
I think you're focusing too much on the characters. The film doesn't seem all that concerned with them as individuals, why should you? This isn't exactly a film driven by its great characters and as good as the ensemble is it just uses them as vessels to ponder about young people in America today- the film's thesis is essentially plainly said in the movie and I'm paraphrasing here: if you can't find a job and you're smart enough you can make one up and make it work.
And all that about the fact that the movie, at least technically is perfect as far as I can see.
I gave the film a 7/10 rating and I realize the film has some positives. Heck, I even said the script is fairly good. It just doesn't offer enough for me to consider it a great movie. Characters make a big difference with me.