I love, love, love this movie! Despite having watched it too many times to count, it still takes me on a rollercoaster ride of emotions and gets me to stand up and cheer. Yes, there is a great deal of American flag waving but I don't even mind that in this movie. As a Canadian who ran my own dog sledding team, there is a definite appeal to me. many of the aspects of the sledding are technically correct which was important to me. You cannot help but feel the sheer emotion and excitement when you watch this. A MUST watch!