Could you get your mother to ask your father to have sex with her--on screen? That's what Andrew Wagner achieved in a scene from his latest quasi-documentary, The Talent Given Us. He made me get closer to actors than is often possible; I began to feel I was watching my own parents onscreen.

How much was scripted and how much improvised? My sense was the essence of the characters was true, and their specific lines embellished for dramatic effect. For example, not so sure his sister really has fantasies about sweaty cheerleaders.

Fun cameo by Collegiate head of school, Bruce Breimer.