This film has a made-for-TV feel to it, but don't let that put you off. The acting from Jean Smart, and John Terry (of "Full Metal Jacket" fame)is top rate. The production values are also very good, so this is no bargain-bin type film by any means. The film starts off showing what people might assume is the 'perfect' American family, and quickly moves along to the wife discovering that her husband is gay, and having an affair with another man. The film avoids getting too sentimental, and does not hold back from showing the huge pain and anger that follows, for the wife and two teenage children. This topic is handled in a sensitive manner, and considering that there are an estimated 1 million "Brokeback" marriages in the USA alone, important that a film has been made about this. It is easy to feel incredible sympathy for the wife as her life is so dramatically altered. The film makes no attempt to excuse anything,or take sides,or preach. Powerfully made, an excellent film.