Couple things that stood out to me:
The opening monologue was very long and a lackluster performance.
Became a long form product placement advert for Gerber.
What was going on with the kid and the deer in the woods? It looked like they were waiting for him to climb on its back and ride away.
I do agree with most of what has been said, first half was pretty good and then kind of derailed in the woods.