I am stunned by some of the negative reviews – someone actually wrote they did not laugh once. All I can assume is they must have been watching a different movie.
While there were some cliched moments and I could have predicted some parts, I really enjoyed this movie. All of the main characters were extremely likable and I found myself rooting for them. There were many moments, while understated, that were absolutely hilarious – No cheap laughs at the expense of the characters.
One last thing, and I hope I’m not overstepping as a heterosexual, but I thought the gay relationship between Paul and Erasmus was treated with respect and not demeaned in any way. I’m not sure how often this occurs, but I would guess not often enough (I hope I’m wrong).