Brian and I caught part of this movie on television a few months ago and wanted to see the rest, despite it being a Clint Eastwood film (I had just about all of the depression I could take from him after watching Mystic River and Changeling). While this movie also had a sad ending, it was the kind of movie I enjoyed watching.
Despite the overall tone of the movie, there was a surprising amount of funny dialog going on. I laughed more while watching this movie than I did for some recent comedies. In summary, this was what I would call a "good story". Well worth watching.