Even though Sandra Bullock objectively puts on a good performance (but she shouldn't have won an Oscar), I will never forgive her for participating in this Republican bullshit. If you turned a typical, upper middle class, suburban person having a one-sided conversation about racism into a 2 and a half hour movie, this is what you'd get. It's cute how this movie has no clue it's racist, and by cute, I mean horrifying!
I decided to watch this to understand how (the otherwise charming but never really convincing except for a small role in Crash) Sandra Bullock, could be the best actress of the year according to the academy. Having watched the film, I still do not understand. I enjoyed the performance of Quinton Aaron though. As for the film itself, why was it nominated for Best film; it could have been a straight to DVD release.
I'm shocked that I liked this at all, let alone a lot. Yes, it's kitschy, but in such a better way than most of the stuff playing in American multiplexes. It wears its Christianity on its sleeve; rather than being puritanical, though, it takes a moralist point of view as dated as its sense of humor. It hearkens back to the great Hollywood films of the 1940s. Bullock is good but watch it for Hancock's grace, humanity.