When this hit the cinemas and got all it's oscars, I didn't fancy watching it at all, it really didn't look like my type of film but after buying it to watch on a wet & cold weekend, I have to say I was really impressed (as was my hubby & teen son!).
Maybe that is why I enjoyed it so much, I didn't have any expectations of what it was going to be like or how good it should be (which is why so many other reviewers seem to be disappointed!) I just sat back, relaxed and really enjoyed every minute!
It's a great story that I found quite harrowing at times and the feel good ending was unexpected but quite a treat for a change :)
If you want to watch a film with a great story that will tug at your heart strings, morals, beliefs etc and will leave you feeling that sometimes good things can happen, then this film is for you - If you are buying it just because its by Danny Boyle or has loads of Oscars then you may be disappointed but you shouldn't be!! - It's fab!!