In my view, as nearly a perfect movie as one is likely to get from a conventional source. (Did I mention my theory that the movie is actually a remake of the Hobbitt? No? Well, over a bottle of merlot some day.)
Quirky movie and despite a weak plot, has great acting and is very entertaining. Speaks to an era in social history and provides a sobering reality of how screwed up folks can get left to their own devices- very symbolic of North American west coast culture with an introspective humorous obsession and self absorbing look into our middle class typically mundane mid life crises- loved every minute of it!