Melinda and Melinda: Radha Mitchell prefers tragedy over comedy. Will Ferrell is irritating.
Vera Drake (DVD): Imelda Staunton cries for the entire second half. Damn good.
Hotel Rwanda (DVD): True story overshadows any concern for "film" virtues. Faithfully rendered.
Spanglish (DVD): Good performances (Vega, Leachman) succumb to irritating ones (Leoni, Sandler).
p.s.: As Mathan proved by example, you can include your name in your comments by choosing the "other" option as opposed to "anonymous". See? We're all learning here.