This is going to be short. Partly because I was asked to do a short review now and longer one later, but mostly because I need time to really ponder this film and find the words to do it justice.
Nominally this is the story of a woman who runs out on her family and into a contest to win a fancy SUV. The reality is this film is an off kilter examination of life laid out as a kind of spiritual journey. Its a film that is operating on a deeper level than it appears on the surface.
I should mention that the film is slyly funny with some jokes landing a second two late as you suddenly realize what the joke is.
And I need to say Julian Richings is magnificent as the man running the contest. He's so good I did not recognize him at first.
This is a truly wonderful film.
Either see it when it opens Friday.