Typical Jack Nicholson brilliance. This is a somewhat strange and 'quiet' sort of a movie. Very slow moving. Not a whole lot of action or climax or anything really! But it's Jack Nicholson's portrayal of this lonely, lost man that draws you in. He does an incredibly good job of playing this character. My husband usually hates slow moving storylines and cant sit through the whole movie, but even he was drawn into this one and wanted to watch it right to the end. So that's saying something!