"A very difficult film to rate. Peter Jackson is a master film maker and I believe DOES possess the skills to make something as deep and as meaningful as a 'what could have been' version of this film. Unfortunately the only three good actors here are the main girl, her sister and Tucci. Whalberg is way out of his depth here and seems unable to muster the gravitas needed for these sort of roles.
That's not to say the film is not absorbing. Some of the incredible music and visuals do stir deep emotions and thoughts. But it's incredibly flawed piece of cinema which is a shame, I was hoping for more.
With all the best intentions this is a little bit of a failure on Peter Jackson's CV."