it’s a deeply philosophical movie without (in my opinion) seeming pretentious or strained. has no real plot of which to speak, but still kept me interested until the end. perhaps the lack of a plot and the feel that it was more a series of vignettes was what kept me entertained; or maybe it’s just that it was able to keep me thinking on all sorts of different levels. all this without mention of the first noticeable difference…the animation much in the same style as the beastie boys video for “shadrach,” which was of course directed by the great nathaniel hornblower. very well done and very ambitious, kudos to linklater and his animation staff. got me to both think and act – a latter is a hard thing for anything to get me to do. not for those who prefer to live without questions. i’m going to buy this movie. as a side note, this is the first movie i’ve seen on my computer.