This movie could have been really heavy handed and overly sentimental. Luckily the director found the right balance to give a thoughtful movie. Unfortunately however the lead character was so annoying that it stopped this movie from being great. I literally wanted to punch the character in the face for being so annoying. The actor who played the part did a good job if his goal was to make audiences want to punch him in the face. However, Max von Sydow gives such an amazing performance that it makes me give this movie three stars instead of 2. I am glad Sydow at least got an Oscar nomination out of this film.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes