This movie was better than I expected and My hat is off to Clint Eastwood for a good story; good acting and casting. The ending was a bit of a downer; and I had heard some controversy about it, but all-in-all it was very touching. I don't think Clint will come away empty - handed come Oscar time. Music was good too - most of it written by Clints' son Kyle. "The apple does not fall far from the tree..."