I have never seen a movie that so earnestly wanted me to care. I found the film insufferable--Penn's offensive (but effective) performance, the melodramatic cinematography, a syrupy script and awkward product placement. We GET it: Starbucks funded your film.
Penn is good as expected, but the film itself is only decent. The first half of the film is so musically dense, it felt like watching a music video or a montage. Also, I feel the world has been slighted by Dakota Fanning growing up. She was adorable.