There is something uncommon about this movie. It is hard to put my finger on. Parts of it are very touching. Parts of it are sad. I agree with the previous reviewer that Kevin Costner gives one of the best performances of his career in this movie. You find yourself thinking that even though his character Butch does bad things, he is not really a bad person, but you can't really be sure, because he is pretty complex. I think the little boy saves him from being a bad person, or at least shows that he is definitely not all bad. In the end, it is like Laura Dern says - "In a perfect world, this wouldn't happen." I find myself watching this movie whenever I come across it, and would definitely recommend it.