As for my thoughts you'll have to forgive me if I'm purposely vague because I don't want to keep giving away what is and isn't going to be on the list. It was quite an epic directional feat on the part of Spielberg and the inspired attention to detail astounds me at times. While it is certainly a moving picture he did misfire on a few occasions and took conventional Hollywoodesque routes instead of sticking to naturalism induced reactional motifs. The movie is very decidedly about the weight of life but it wades a bit too shallowly at times within a more inspired, philosophical realm. It's a film with heart and meant to evoke a specific response which it does accomplish but Spielberg, to me, has always been a greater storyteller and technician than one to really offer any existential thought.