Every actor in the huge ensemble cast, from adults to teens, is superb.
Without giving away their exact roles, Jason Bateman does a dramatic star turn here as a caring father in an unfathomable situation.
Production values are quite high for an independent film.
Lighting subtly matches the tonal changes of each storyline.
Colin Ford (15 at the time) turns in one of the most heartwrenching youth performances I've seen in years as a typical mischievous youngster with a penchant for playing pranks.
Other standouts include Paula Patton, Frank Grillo, Alexander Skarsgård, Jonah Bobo, Aviad Bernstein, Andrea Riseborough, and Hope Davis.
All demonstrate a clear passion for the material and belief in Henry Alex Rubin's lofty vision.