Ever since I became aware that actors in films do not generally speak the way we do in real life, I have been wishing for a movie that attempted just that - real-life dialogue. I was surprised to see so many people claiming the dialogue was "unrealistic." Maybe this is people's reaction when they hear characters hesitate, get confused, mis-speak, and all the other things people do in everyday conversation. I was impressed to see the script include all of these types of details. I've never done coke like the characters in "Hurlyburly" do, but I've caught myself and others talking confusedly the way they do all the time. Real conversations are rarely clear and concise; neither is the dialogue in this movie.