This movie is so real, at times, it's troubling. Troubling because it hits you where you know it hurts. It pulls you in from the first few moments and doesn't let you go until the last couple of scenes. Cooper and Lawrence are so very real on so many levels. It's up to you to figure what level their on at any particular moment in the film. Indeed, just like life. Do yourself a favor and 'struggle',but, thoroughly enjoy this movie - you'll be glad you did. A heartwarming treat!