If you like McConaughey, then watch this film. If you are on the bubble and think he just may have gotten lucky, watch this film. Tell me if it doesn't make you feel like he's finally proved himself worthwhile.
All in all, it's a good and nearly great film. It's taken years for me to add it to my collection, though. I finally needed a somewhat safe movie for my kids to watch this Halloween, and that's really what we have here. I am sure they'll watch it in the future. Not sure if they'll ever know what the fuss was about. I think they will appreciate it, though.