Firstly, this is certainly NOT a quirky comedy which the cover artwork may unfortunately lead you to believe, nor is it a typical 'feelgood' bland hollywood movie.
I only got interested because it was directed by Mark Pellington, director of the excellent and tense thrillers The Mothman Prophecies and Arlington Road.
Although this film shares little in theme with those two movies, it does have it's moments of eeriness, and is slow moving. Casting Radha Mitchell helped too.
Although the core storyline is the possibility of a 'miracle', the movie deals with regret, loneliness, and terminal illness without the expected schmaltz, and I think it best suits a mature viewer.
It is constantly surprising, touching, (a real cute kid) and helped along by some beautiful cinematography (can't wait to get this on blu ray).
Pellington has pulled truly terrific performances from his cast, my favourite being the excellent Adriana Brazzi (from Babel). She is amazing.
The 2.40:1 picture looks very good, and there are some good extras such as a director's commentary, also for the deleted scenes (non-anamorphic).