What a feckin' awesome film, no wonder it's an Oscar winner. Strong performances all round, especially from Thandie Newton - who is well-known for highlighting race & colour issues. Even our lass said that anyone with an attitude to race or colour should be forced to watch it. Although it took a little while to get going, it all made for a great story in the end - with some subtle twists in towards the climax. There was even some redemption thrown in, for good measure. A great moral tale. I won't give away any more, but I would thoroughly recommend this film.