Not everyone I've recommended this movie to or watched it with likes it. Its a bit slow and a bit long. However, its just like Ice Storm in that its got a great cast and yet few people have ever heard of it. It stars Kevin Kline, Danny Glover, Steve Martin, Mary McDonnell, Mary-Louise Parker and Alfre Woodard. So you're going to see a lot of Kevin Kline on this list--he just plays these great introspective characters trying to be stand up guys. I like that. I feel like all his characters could be Jesuit educated--men for others but also tortured by questions over what exactly that means.
There's also this great scene where Kline explains why he's trying to get to know Danny Glover--because Glover saves his life and he can't help but wonder why people get placed in each other's path at certain key moments. I do the same thing. I don't let chance encounters pass me by and I wonder about the reasons behind them. Maybe I try to make something out of nothing, which Glover seems to think Kline is doing, but I just think its wildly interesting why random people seem to have these disproportionately large impacts on your life sometimes.
So, if you want good dialog and a nice story acted solidly by really good actors, this is worth checking out. If you need action to keep you awake, you'll just have to wait to see Batman Begins this June 15th.