There are so many little details! I love when Mabel’s father flicks the cigarette ash at what I believe is the younger son, the older son picks it up and quietly says something like, “Don’t do that. You could start a fire.” This all happens in the background as the supposed “adults” are yelling at each other.
There is such a “thrown together” feel to its realist stlye. Although there’s a lot of ADR, some weird cuts, and what seems like variations in the shutter angle, beauty comes through. I think I just defined cinéma vérité, but whatever.