This movie will surprise you! While I didn't care for the intense music, or violent aspects, I have to confess that the excellent cast and storyline makes this a "go see" movie. Alan Rickman's character (the Nobel winner) is egomaniacal. On the other hand, Mary Steenburgen shines through to the end. I can't reveal any more as it would give the plot away, but suffice it to say you'll enjoy this cast of unbelievably colorful characters and unique portrayals. Go see it.