Excellent performances by Jake Gyllenhaal, Susan Sarandon, Dustin Hoffman, Holly Hunter, and a pre-Grey's Anatomy Ellen Pompeo. It's based in the 70s, which is sometimes hard to tell, because they don't over do it. However, the music is definitely the best of the 70s. It's worth watching the movie just to hear the wonderful soundtrack. Very few people have heard about this movie, but once you see it it will quickly become one of your favorites.