I’ll add my voice to the choir that think Shanley, probably in a defensive move to prove himself as a first time director, shoulda just trusted his own script and actors more. Dutch angles? Really?

Anyway, for as “heavy” and “important” you might think this movie is, it is, in its essence, slightly-intelligent soap opera. Lots of people lashing into one another. Very entertaining.

And if anyone out there (ahem) doubts that Meryl Streep didn’t absolutely nail the accent of the Bronx Irish Catholic, I’d like to introduce you to my mother-in-law. (Just for vocal similarities, not because she goes around accusing people of molesting children.)