There is no shortage of good performances (I enjoyed watching the sweet Pell James and the beautiful Laura Harring, but none was nearly as good as Paul Dano). That and a strange and unpredictable (and often edgy) script, as well as the excellent direction (check for example the long shot near the end) makes for a very good watch.

It would have been nice if the villainous behavior of one of the characters was explained, or the ending not leave me speculating.