It has some delightful touches of offbeat humour sprinkled here and there in an interesting screenplay. It is performed by an interesting mix of a cast which includes the great character actor Peter Vaughan.
The low key performance of the two leads is just right. The male patiently surviving onslaughts from his nagging grandmother whilst the female is at all times beautifully non effusive. Soppy romantic screenplay writers can learn a lot from watching this.
Some more excellent Cohen screenwriting and music collaboration with T Bone Burnett. The winter scenes are well done and even with an overcoat, it is cold. The casting is spot on with the verbal sparring between Oscar Isaac and John Goodman the highlight.