I certainly liked this film, especially after a 2nd viewing. But it's weak spots kept me from feeling it's one of Altman's very best. There are some less than great performances in key roles -- some actors are miscast, or playing caricatures, or are just not that brilliant. Some story lines seem facile, and the ending feels unsatisfyingly convenient and cute. Still, there's a lot that's funny, and a lot that's moving. It just never quite has the depth, or power or overall vision of it's earlier multi-character epic cousin, 'Nashville'. That said, most critics and people seemed to like it even more than me, and it's well worth seeing and deciding for yourself.