This film has been receiving an amazing amount of press since it premiered at Cannes this summer (in part due to the director's bizarre and frightening interview comments). S and I had never seen any of von Trier's earlier flicks, but they are supposed to be super disturbing and intense...
Melancholia was indeed intense, but also a visually stunning and captivating flick. It certainly sticks with you.
Check out the trailer here.
P.S.-Lest we sound too cultured, we also watched Crazy, Stupid, Love with Steve Carrell and Ryan "The Goose" Gosling.