This movie wasn't bad but it's easily forgettable. Were it not for Brad Pitt starring (although you don't really see him until halfway through the movie), and to a lesser extent Kate Blanchett co-starring, coupled with an intriguing movie title and good trailers, few would have gone to see this.

The movie starts rather slowly, provding you an extreme close-up into the face of a dieing old woman (Kate Blanchett) as she narrates the first 15 minutes or so. I found the narration to be annoying and the lengthy extreme close-up to be uncomfortable, as was the entire situation of her being on her death bed in a New Orleans hospital as Hurricane Katrina is is bearing down on them. I suspect I wasn't the only one, as my daughter leaned over to me and said that if she narrates throughout the entire movie it's going to drive her crazy.

The second half of the movie is ok, but I'd suggest waiting for the DVD rental or watching it on cable. Don't waste your money on ovepriced tickets.