This is a wonderful family film. Here's a tip for Hollywood. My friend
and I go to a matinée pretty much every week. There are sometimes, at
most, a dozen, sometimes a half dozen, people in the theater. For this
one? The room was a good half full. Now tell me why Hollywood insists
on producing nasty, foul, poorly-written and acted pieces of trash all
the time? Really. Anyway, this one gives you so much to think about.
There are several instances of symbolism in this picture that took my
breath away, that brought me to tears. Well written, well-acted, this
one is so worth seeing. I am anxious to see it again and trust me, that
isn't often the case. I took away from that theater a new feeling and
I've thought about several of the lines of dialogue many times since.
The truth and the trust of this picture will stay with you. I know it
did me. I am always surprised by Tim McGraw. The man can surely sing,
but he can also act. He's a natural. Octavia Spencer seems to be in
about every movie there is lately - well, not quite but still -
however, there is a reason. She is wonderful. She brings her role to
life every time. And she most certainly did in this one. Trust me, this
is one you want to see. Take your family. Take your friends. Or go
alone. Doesn't matter. Just see it.