good story maybe, and with a terrific cast, but not really a treat to me. i don't care about the story if the characters are not very attractive. stephen is a prick and his wife a bitch. cal is a considerate guy full of friendship and love, carrying the pain of the whole world. i like cameron (bill nighy), della (kelly macdonald), helen (amelia bullmore) and bell (philip glenister) for the actors' sake. james mcavoy's still not my type, sorry. the only interesting character is dominic foy, pathetic coward and a delight. eh, that's it.