This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This seems like an abandoned (semi-autobiographical?) script Ball wrote in the 80s before he got inventive with American Beauty. Bettany and Lillis do their best but it's a predictable journey muddled by a poorly defined lead. (Does he have loving family members or not? Is he haunted by his first boyfriend's suicide or not? Is he living his best life in New York or is he tortured by his father's abandonment and the idea of eternal damnation?) There's also a whiplash-inducing happy ending.