I really, really should’ve cried more than I did. A lot more. But, David Gordon Green is such an emotionless director that none of the manipulative biopic cliches that are jammed into the script ever manage to hit home as hard as they should.
I was also extremely disappointed by how painfully average Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance was, here. Good, yes… but far from anything special. Oh well. (He was better in Bubble Boy. But, well, duh.*)