I just saw this and was riveted from beginning to end. No special effects, no action, no rush... just a group of friends in a room listening to the incredible revelation of someone close to them. At first they entertain it as a joke, or the plot line for a new book, so they just go with it and challenge him in an effort to keep the game going... but their skepticism soon turns to hope (well, some of them) that what he's saying may be true. Any acting shortcomings are soon forgotten as the story slowly sucks you in. Oh... you don't want to miss the ending (sorry, no spoilers).