Great movie for what it attempts. Unfortunately when a few people review a movie, it skews things, and even so, people are not putting it in its proper perspective and criticizing it for what it is not meant to have. This is not a movie where you should expect great realism and a polished art, so you have to see it for what it is. It is for people who like to sit back and actually enjoy a movie. A feel good movie yes, but not sappy, and there is emotion in this movie that feels real, as they express the literature through their lives and experiences they're going through. Does try hard at times, but there is more than plenty that is well done.