well, it stars two ex-rappers so the acting isn’t great. actually, queen latifah isn’t that bad and ll cool j is only mostly bad. early in the film the music is painfully plain, but i didn’t notice it after a while so i assume it got better. hutton’s character drives the bulk of the conflict portion of the film. his performance isn’t fantastic, but the character is mean enough so it does the job. the footnote at the end of the film wherein the filmmakers tell you where each character is now, was worthless and should have been left out.
other than those complaints and the fact that the story is formulaic, the film is fairly decent for what it is. it’s about a woman who discovers she has 3 weeks to live and decides to quit her job and live life to the fullest. in the process she discovers some things about herself and the way she was living her life, and she inspires those around her. in the end (i’m not spoiling anything here because it’s so painfully obvious) she discovers that she was misdiagnosed so everything works out just fine. when you get beyond the poor acting and cliche premise there’s a good lesson so that should count for something. at the very least it’s not a movie about an idiot teenager breaking up with her boyfriend or not being able to go to the prom.