Are you a philistine?
Have been dying to see The Squid and the Whale and it was finally available at the library. It totally lived up to and even surpassed expectations. It was funny, honest, poignant, heartbreaking, and humane. Set twenty years ago, there is much of it that remains relevant today. It’s about broken families, desire, competition (and what one is willing to do to win/succeed), betrayal, sex, and, ultimately, seeing the people you love for who they really are.
I don’t want to give too much away if you’ve not seen it, but will only say this: you won’t regret the time you spend watching it.