Overall, I'm pretty disappointed with this film after all the buzz it got after Sundance.
I'm all for slower, character based films, that don't seem to have much plot such as Boyhood, Inside Llewyn Davis, etc. But The Souvenir failed to resonate much emotion in me at all. It felt way too long, and I don't think the writing really caused me to care much about the outcome of many of the character's stories.
There's no doubt that this film was made with such care and passion, but despite its personal approach it didn't resonate much with me.