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The truth about this movie is that it's simply just good. It's just likable, even though you really don't want it to be. Jennifer Garner did a fine job in her lead role- she is a beautiful and very talented actress. It's not a movie about her, though. This is, at heart, an ensemble film.
And that's part of what makes it great. The supporting cast is all good in their particular roles. Timothy Olyphant, Sam Jaeger, Fiona Shaw all turn in nice and effective performances. The two who really steal the show, though, are Kevin Smith and Juliette Lewis. They make the movie. I can't imagine it without them.
It really is better than you want it to be. The ending is not great- it's definitely not what you really want. However, in a way, that's what the movie is about. Life is not a fairytale or perfection. Life is a journey, with success, loss, heartbreak, and, if you are lucky, true happiness.
Yeah, this is a good movie.
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