Since this movie had some pretty good ratings (apparently, with 5.5 million copies sold on DVD, it is the best sold drama on this format), I was quite eager to check it out. Eventually, even though my wife really liked it and is actually a big fan of this movie, to be honest, even though I thought it was fairly enjoyable, I wasn’t really blown away by the whole thing. I mean, sure, it is quite an uplifting tale and it was a very well made but it was also rather straighforward and just too predictable to become trully remarkable. For Gary Ross, it was another success after ‘Pleasantville’ and he would wait almost a decade to come up with another directing effort but it was definitely worth the wait since ‘The Hunger Games’ was quite a massive success. Concerning Tobey Maguirre, at the time, he was pretty much at the height of his career and he made this drama between the first 2 ‘Spider-Man’ installments. It’s too bad that his career has been terribly slow ever since he stopped doing those Spider-Man flicks and I hope he will get the opportunity to make a come-back some day. Anyway, coming back to our main feature, even though I didn’t really love it, there is no denying that it is a solid uplifting drama and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.