The director’s first Film Sherman’s March was inspiring as a laid back slice of neurosis. It was also, it would seem, a landmark of fourth wall destruction. What a shame that Mcelwee is such a lame cinematographer because he gets so many chances to set up different scenes in various lighting conditions. Another problem is his limited vision, this particular movie combined a fairly shallow american anti smoking ethos with a simpleminded muddled ode to his specific family. I get the feeling it was just dumb luck his first film struck a chord and he doesn’t want to risk or is to lazy to try anything new. I think the audiences are mistaking an absence of voice for intentional ambiguity.