For me the biggest reveal was
about 20 minutes before the end when it is revealed that all the very convincing home movie footage was all faked and everyone was portrayed by actors. I kept asking to myself, "How is possible that one family had so much footage of themselves as well as friends also?" When it was finally revealed I confess I felt a little foolish for believing it so easily but also extremely impressed that Sarah Polley had created this footage that looked so convincing.
This is one of my favorite films of 2013 and I have been impressed with Polley ever since I saw her feature directorial debut, Away From Her. I still haven't seen Take This Waltz, but now I will have to seek it out. I have read a brief plot summary of it and it seems like maybe she got the inspiration for TTW from her personal journey documented in this film.