Di Caprio´s amazing performance definitely compensates for less rich storyline - what is not necessarily bad considering you became aware of the unalterable existence of those characters in rural america. Tommy Lee Jones was good, but Di Caprio deseved the oscar that year. Not winning could have allowed him to keep taking risks - funny how is first memorable part was his last.
I'd give it a 5 for leo's performance which was mind-blowing and exceeded all expectations. johnny depp was wonderfully troubled/angsty and juliette lewis was charming. it's not a perfect film although it was still enjoyable to watch. it veered a little too much into soap opera for my liking but it was all together a good film.
A deeply real tale of a struggling family set in a small town. Even in the small town, everyone has a story and an experience to share. This movie will let you realized how precious life is! The overall performance are incredibly beautiful and touching that will always have a special place in my heart! This movie is also another reason why Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp are among my top 5 all-time actor.
Since Johnny Depp has become a boring actor in Hollywood, for choosing only excentric roles, I was looking for some movies that could remind me how good actor he is. this movie brings one of his most sutil and sweet actings along with " Finding neverland's". But all the compliments go to Leonardo Di caprio, that could easily have won an oscar for his brilliant performance.
A highly watchable film with a big heart that kept me hooked from beginning to end. Gritty and sad in places, but ultimately uplifting and warm. Leonardo DiCaprio's performance is a standout in a film full of excellent turns. A real must watch.