We rented this movie tonight, despite the bad press. Let me tell you, it is one of the best flicks I've seen in a long time. The lines were excellent, the delivery of them was above par, and the soul was evident. I can't say anything more except - you have to see this movie. It is directed by Kevin Smith, who's name I didn't recognize on the credits, but I thought the movie remind me of Chasing Amy, another fabulous film - though only if you enjoy indie films. It can also be offensive to those not comfortable with the subject matter. I was pleased to see that I was right on target - Jersey Girl is written and directed by Kevin Smith, who also wrote and directed Chasing Amy. Be ready to laugh and cry, and be sure to check it out.