I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but since I have a weak spot for Hilary Swank, I thought I might as well check it out. By the way, to be honest, even though she managed to win 2 Oscars for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, her career turned out to be rather underwhelming after all and this movie was a good example, I’m afraid. First of all, to be honest, I had a rather hard time to care for her character. Indeed, what kind of daft plan was it to take her son from school and go spend 6 months in Africa? I mean, even if the outcome would have been different, would it really have improved his life? I doubt it and, the way it all ended for her son didn’t help much to appreciate her so-called great plan. At least, when she finally met Martha, the whole thing worked better and it became an interesting take on the mourning process. Still, it is always rather cringe-inducing to see such characters travelling to Africa as if they were taking the bus and I was rather amazed by how weak and sentimental her speech at the end turned out to be. Anyway, to conclude, even though the whole thing turned out to be weaker than I expected, I guess it might be worth a look, at least, if you like the genre.