watched it this time with the directors’ commentary. learned that the film took six years of writing and looking for funding to get the film made. i guess it figures – films of this type and caliber don’t generally get made these days in hollywood. forgot to mention a couple nice touches in my last review. i love olive’s red cowboy boots, for example. they just give her character a unique quality that works so well to differentiate her from the rest of the girls in the pageant. i also liked the various glasses and cups they had at the dinner table; very realistic. a family like this probably wouldn’t have a bunch of matching silverware and glasses. instead they would have a mix of plastic cups, glasses from mcdonalds and regular tumblers. details help make a picture great.