Agree it took way too long to get into the actual plot but the addition of the estranged wife helped a lot with that divisive ending. It was as if having her there along with the guys admitting what they were doing was homophobic almost solved the issue with the ending. Yes it is homophobic but somehow with the best of intentions and the only way to make things right.
The kid did a good job portraying an insufferable teen and I thought the monologue about the baseball game really spells out how this all ended up occurring in the first place.
I enjoyed the movie a lot.