Director: John Lee Hancock. Cast: Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron. 128 min. Rated PG-13. Drama/Sports.
Nominated for a Best Picture Oscar? Hmmm. Of course, it's high quality Hollywood at its best; one of those feel good movies that almost never props a question, never takes a risk, and plays it safe for the mainstream viewer, with several "Awwwwwwww" moments in between. Look at it as a light version of Precious, with the usual (rather offensive) "white saving the black" message at the end. Bullock is obviously in control here, but if she wins an Oscar, it's more due to a lack of competition, rather than offering any memorable movie moments.