Terrific directorial debut by actor Paul ("There Will be Blood") Dano, and a wonderful evocation of American life in the early 1960's.
As the married couple living lives of quiet desolation, Jake Gyllenhaal and a never-better Carey Mulligan are fantastic, as is newcomer Ed Oxenbould who plays their young son.
The movie feels a lot like a perfectly-scaled novella and has all the earmarks of a future classic.
I can definitely imagine it being discovered by an entirely new generation of film-lovers in 30-40 years on TCM.
But don't wait that long: see it now!

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