My fiance was involved in a serious car accident about a year ago and suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) - When casually talking about it to a doctor friend of mine she recommended that we watch this movie together. Before the accident, Harrison Ford was always one of my fiance's favorite actors so he was looking forward to watch it and he absolutely loved it. He "connected" with Jack, the main character, through most of the movie and opened up about symptoms and feelings he had never or could never explained to me. The symptoms "Jack" suffered as a consequence of his injury, specifically damage to his frontal lobe and anoxia, are in line with the real symptoms TBI victims experience and that unfortunately, my fiance has continuously experienced to this day. After witnessing and learning enough about TBI, I have to say that Jack's case is somewhat unrealistic and less likely to happen in real life but many cases have been reported that injuries of this sort may in fact bring on positive changes on an individual's personality and behavior. And I remain hopeful. I see small improvements taking place every day so why lose hope? Although it's not considered a major Hollywood Blockbuster, it is indeed a well-acted, well-written and well-directed film. Ford does an amazing job portraying Jack and so does Annette Benning as his wife. Basically, the movie is a reminder that sometimes tragedy strikes as a wake up call for improvement and necessary changes in your life. It gives you hope that a near-death injury, with very real possibly permanent physical, neurological, and cognitive changes or impairments may turn out to be a blessing in disguise. The message is clear: don't ever lose hope - anything can happen and always look for the positive aspect of every situation. I highly recommend this movie especially to those who have had a loved one suffer a TBI...it is insightful and uplifting.