Just watched this film tonight for the first time (on hulu.com), and uh, I'm taking a minute to digest the experience. I read several reviews on imdb, after I saw the film. Incestuous undertones, yes, nearing and at the end of the movie. i'm rarely shocked by movies, but this one made me do a double-take. wtf! Psychology is not always pretty. This is life. These kinds of families living this kind of life DO exist. My father-in-law is Hopper's character; but in-law is still alive. My husband's side of the family eat and breathe incest: it's disgusting, disheartening, distrubing, devastating and real. This movie is frank, grim and memorable whether you like it or not.