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5.0 out of 5 stars
A good movie, reasonable price, and lots of extras, 2 April 2010
*MILD SPOILERS BELOW*
I was pleasantly surprised at this film, probably because of all the slating it has received from critics about poor storyline, trite dialogue and bad acting.
It's a beautiful, gorgeous romantic movie and I highly recommend it. Just don't expect action or suspense; this is a leisurely romance with emphasis on characterization and themes of growing up, isolation, friendship, love, parenthood, life and death.
There are lots of plot inconsistencies but no movie is completely flawless. Just ignore them and enjoy the story. The acting isn't perfect but better than I expected from both leads. Imagine my surprise when I realized Atkins was Golden-Globe nominated for his role. It must make up for his following career nadir :-)