When reading some of the other reviews,I noticed a simmilar thread throughout,from the good and the bad, but basicly they all said it was hard to comprehend, but not to me. One thing that needs to be understood is that french movies do not follow the same format as American ones and if you can understand that, then watching any french movie will be alot more enjoyable. This movie shows a real slice of humanity being that the deceased was bisexual. There is a couple with a child, a marriage on the rocks, drug addiction, homosexuality,even a love triangle,as-well as a recent sexchange candidate.There are some older folks, one being the twin brother and a couple of teenagers.Someone said they thought there was a lesbian scene. There isn`t it`s just two friends, one being a natural women finding out another friend had a sex change and when asked to feel her boobs it was out of curiosoty. Most men don`t get a sex change to be with women it`s that simple.What ties all these people together is the funeral,all the relatives and friends embark on a train trip to another city where the deceased wished to be buried with one of them carrying the coffin in his station wagon along-side the train. rather humorous I thought. Each person had their own set of memories and mostly a love/hate relationship with that person, and it seems that no one was sure who he realy loved or hated.I think one thing that helped to tell the story is the soundtrack.It was great in my opinion, although I do agree with the subtitles being washed out at times, but I understand french so I wasn`t as bothered about it.If you have never realy known a gay man or couple then the love scene on the train would be shocking to you, however I thought it showed a desperaration between these charachters within their grief even though it was graphic compared with American standards, but it could have easily been heterosexual to me because I looked beyond the genders.I thought it was well done and touching and showed how people sometimes form an attraction under an emotional event such as a death.. I think the film is great.I think the acting is superb considering the complexity of all them,it`s sort of like a rich dessert that lingers long after the last bite. This movie is not for the timid or close-minded, but on second thoughts I think it`s a good look at who people are and that we did `nt all come from the same cotton field.If you are looking for a different movie for a change of pace this is it , like that rich dessert it leaves you wanting more.