To me this is a movie that will pull at your heart strings (as the saying goes). It's the story of four peoples lives that are changed by circumstances. One part of the story is to do with breast cancer, the other with depression. Both stories intertwine with each other through a bizare accident. You could also say that it is a story of two women who must cope with personal tradgety, and how they each deal with it. The acting is good but certainly not great other than the scenes that involve Miles Heizer (David), the pre-teen son of one of the women. I found that his acting was very well done, especially in four different scenes where he had to act with different and somewhat difficult emotions. For this, I think he should be commended. Marcia Gay Harden I thought did a very good job with her part in this movie, as a woman who has to deal with breast cancer which has become terminal. Some of her scenes are very realistic, having known people close to me who have suffered with this terrbile desease. Lastly there is Kevin Bacon, and I could leave it at that. I've liked Kevin Bacon over the years, but he is not what you would call, a great actor, and does a mediocor job in this move.
The plot moves around a bit, with scenes that are predictable, and some of the story a bit unbelievable, especially in todays society. Set back 20 years, you might see something like this happen, but not today.
All in all, I enjoyed the story, but you have to be a person who doesn't mind a sad story, that has a spurts of happiness intertwines throughout the movie, and a somewhat happy ending.