Where do I start?
I'll start by explaining who I am and that I come from the socio-political demographic that is expected to fawn over this movie. That's right, I'm pro-life. I believe that abortion is morally wrong in most circumstances (with a few exceptions).
I also believe strongly in the importance of families. I have a wife and a handful of children myself. So, more than just a belief, I have some real experience in this area.
So what's my problem with the flilm?
First, I felt like I was being preached to at times. There's nothing specific I can point to ... it's just the feeling I had while watching.
Second, and most egregious, is the ending which is worse than ill-conceived ... it's just dead wrong. Were it not for the ending, I would have given this film 3.5 stars. But after being preached to about the importance of families, we are expected to not notice when the hero makes an incredibly un-family-friendly move. You see, the main character is a single man. And in the end, we're led to believe that he has adopted a baby girl and raised her for about 4 years without being married. And we're expected to look up to him for that. Why don't I? Because I really believe in the family as something that ideally has both a husband and wife. And I think it's so ironic that the main character of this movie accidentally killed a little girl by hitting her with his car ... which took a child from it's mother ... and then tries to make up for it by bringing an infant into a motherless home. To me movies like this are put down the family by equating it to circumstances that are so different from the traditional family. Why should I be happy to see a single guy who works full time at a restaurant adopt an infant daughter? To me that spells tragedy for that poor girl.
I'm rambling so I'll get on with it ...
Third, is the annoying fact that they made the main character look like modern depictions of Jesus. c'mon.