I found the protagonist in Happy-Go-Lucky so annoying that I stopped watching 30 minutes in; Oh Mike Leigh, I liked your characters so much more when they were raping each other and denouncing Thatcherism!
Synecdoche, New York : better than Adaptation, not as good as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a lot weirder and less accessible than either.
Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls seemed like a fine documentary, but I just couldn’t get past my lack of interest in the Topps or their music, so I stopped watching it and played Arkham Asylum for a while. My wife liked it though.
If you read the blurb on the DVD of Rachel Getting Married you’d think that the movie is a ‘hilarious family comedy’, and if you rented Frozen River based on the cover you’d expect to watch a thriller about a ‘deadly game of cat and mouse’. But the marketing departments are lying to you! Both films are really gritty, uncompromising dramas; they’re also really good. Also, Rachel Getting Married has the lead singer from TV on the Radio in it.