This was an abominable piece of film-making from start to finish. With completely over-the-top plastic characters and terrible acting, this piece of drivel should not have even been made. I thought the WWII flashback scenes were completely unnecessary to the film, and were so slow and boring I had to fast-forward through them. One never feels any kind of sympathy for the lead character in the least, as his life spirals out of control we just get the feeling he seems to have made his own bed. As far as the gay theme, this approach is starting to get really, really old and it seems the characters and scenarios are getting to be more and more unrealistic. Sorry, Rich, been there...done that...over it.