For me "Marvin gardens" is just as good, if not better, than "Five Easy Pieces" (a film I regard very highly). I can't agree that there is a lack of events in Marvin Gardens. The dialogue and acting is first rate. It's a very real take on the lives of ordinary people and the film takes them - and the viewer - on a journey that is poignant, moving, and shocking. That's eventful enough for me! If you want to see cars exploding or giant robots stamping through computer generated landscapes look elsewhere.