I would happily recommend this one as a diverting entertainment; despite its ultimately being about death and dysfunctionality it carries an air of optimism and features some outlandishly funny moments amongst the more poignant ones.
Part of the point of film club evenings, apart from having a few glasses of wine and enjoying some conversation, is to try a film that you probably wouldn't otherwise have seen. This means that occasionally one or two of our number will be less than impressed. Frankenkeith found it to be, and I think I quote accurately, "homespun American sentimentalism". A perfectly fair comment, the Yanks do quite often overdo the schmaltz and lay on ersatz emotion with a trowel and I can see where Frankenkeith got his problem with the film which does seem to uphold some of the more core "American values", although I think it's done with a quite subversive undertone.