The best scenes of this film are definitely the ones between Damon and Williams: it's where the writing shines brightest and features some of the best work either actor has ever done. But, the rest of the film is rather heavy-handed, particularly that relentless Elfman score. Plus, I'm not a fan of works that beautify class conditions and simplify psychological damage to avoid alienating the common audience.
3.5--I can acknowledge the story was predictable as shit and kinda corny but I enjoyed myself. robin williams gets an entire star to himself... i may have caught some tears... (not just bc he died ok he's simply amazing in this)