Love Hilary Swank but only liked the end of this movie. Just too many story lines, husband, Will, mother, friends etc. Just Kate and Beck relationship would have been more meaningful and relevant. Also poorly researched and poorly cast. Psychology is all wrong. Beck is dysfunctional, drunk, poor self esteem, as reflected in her sleeping around,drinking,inconsiderateness, always late,performance anxiety person, yet, suddenly changes into the opposite type person. Considerate, conscientious, caring, all because she met an ill person. Was this latent? Where did the insight come from?
Initial self esteem issues, originate from emotional traumas and then when the paradoxical behaviors surfaced, it goes to show the poor research and that the movie was Holywoodized for emotional resonance. This subject matter is too important and the people afflicted, too courageous to be exploited like this. I thought the movie was demeaning and pedantic. Why is Kate suddenly so noble? No one who has a house like that, friends like that, a body like she has, a trophy husband ( casting?), plays the piano that way, isn't vain and proud. Suddenly she is selfless and noble because of her illness. Her husband's needs, Beck's needs, etc. Her behaviors should be petulant and selfish. Then the Will actor, the guy has one range in everything I've seen him in. Needs lessons he does. Could have been such a good movie. All in all, deeply disappointing!
15 out of 31 found this helpful.
Was this review helpful? Sign in to vote.