A road trip of sorts across worn out, middle America, vividly brought to life in black and white. It's sparse, at times fun, sad, but never really sentimental and quirky til the end. It does play a bit on the current theme of semi-sensible movies for oldies (I'm on the cusp so I can often be a bit harsh).
The film covers so many issues it'll keep you thinking for a week, and that's no bad thing. June Squibb (84) is brilliant as the hard-done-by wife and mother, eerily reminding me of my own mother's antics. In summary it has everything that Frances Ha did not.