It is what it is
Film minor disguised as an insufferable English major
It’s hard for me to not love this considering Brooks directed my second favorite film of all time, but I was much more mixed on this than I expected. Despite the rough exterior of the protagonist, this film is far to sweet and sentimental and carefully calculated in its attempt to please. Not nearly as funny or sharp or as necessary as Broadcast News, but Hunt and Nicholson make this worth the watch at least. Pre-Radio Cuba Gooding Jr. in a comedy-drama was really as good as it got.