Certainly wasn't my idea of an Academy winner, I have to say. It is not the worst movie I ever saw, actually quite enjoyed the first half of it, but once the football bits kicked in, I really did become increasingly bored by this - though I did watch the entire movie.
I didn't really like Sandra Bullock here. I can appreciate she is a little too old now for the chick flicks, and let's face it, her recent ones have sucked anyhow, but she is really miscast as Christian do-gooding Leigh Anne. She is so hard bitten here, she really comes across as a rich bitch. Maybe Julia Roberts could pull this off, but Sandra can't.
It is a nice story and apparently true, but it felt kind of patronizing. Unconvincing more than bad.