Rating = B+

I was engaged in this movie from beginning to end. The director's motto seems to be that there is no situation so tense and bad that it can't get worse. The themes I recognized in the movie are almost too many to enumerate: people around the world are connected, raising children is a lot of trouble, a death in the family can cause an emotional flip-out, people talk different languages (Spanish, English, Moroccan, Japanese, Japanese sign language), people talk past each other whether or not they speak the same language, people aren't very nice to each other, and so forth. The acting was fine, and I enjoyed contemplating that the four sets of actors never had to meet each other in real life and their scenes essentially could be shot as separate movies. The movie gives a great sense of what is it like at every location shown.