Having been a Mellencamp fan for 20+ years, I must say that he never ceases to amaze me with the versatility of his talents. This movie was no exception! I must admit the movie is even better the second time you see it and each time thereafter; you catch subtlities and details you miss the first time while simply following the plot. Having grown up in a town and being happily transplanted to the country and farm life made this movie even better for me. It is so similar in many ways to the type of life and things that a lot of us "farm folk" experience. The "realness" of the people only served as an incredible tool to further enhance the story and as usual, there is a lesson hidden therein. The scenary is beautiful. I only regret that 5 stars is all I could give it; it deserves more. "Falling From Grace" IS a good movie and my Johnny Boy shows everyone that he can also be a good actor/director. Folks, don't pass this one by, especially if you have ever had any ties to or passion for the country and/or farm life. And be sure to watch it at least twice!!