Alex Kolpan’s review published on Letterboxd:
Watched this movie for maybe the 8th time last night and it never seizes to amaze me. From the opening shot to the closing shot, I always felt myself engulfed in this darkly sad, yet mildly hilarious world of Buffalo (66), New York. I remember watching this movie for the first time and feeling as if it were a thriller for the simple fact I had no idea what was going to happen next. The movie is disguised as a dark romantic comedy, though you'd have no idea from just watching the first half. This movie brings to life themes of male insecurity, internal conflict, and love similarly to Punch Drunk Love (which is incredible as well). The movie has a very grey color scheme, extremely appropriate for the mundane setting of Buffalo. When certain scenes are slightly stylized they really pop out such as the beautiful "Fools Rush In" scene where Billy's father sings to Layla and the scene where Billy goes to Scott Woods stripclub. The acting, writing, and specifically the pacing of this film are executed perfectly. Top 25 for me.