What is all the hype about? Am I missing something? If anyone out there thinks this film is everything it's hyped to be, please drop me a line and let me know. I looked forward to this film, because I am a law student, and I thought since this film is basically about 1st Amendment rights, it would be interesting. But I found it flat. None of the performances moved me. Woody Harrelson still sounds like Woody from Cheers. I know that's not his fault, but it's kind of hard to take him seriously. However, what is his fault, is the lack of emotion he showed. Except for one scene when his wife dies, he looked and made me feel like he was just reading a script. Edward Norton, the next big thing who did a good job in Primal Fear also sounded flat. He had a scene where he was arguing for his clients 1st Amendment rights in front of the Supreme Court, and he sounded like a grade school kid. That's the kind of scene that's supposed to make you feel proud that you live in the United States, and all I felt was pain from having to sit through the speech. And what's up with Courtney Love giving this so-called great performance? She has two facial expressions, very happy, and puppy dog eyes. I don't understand what all these critics see in her. It seems to me this is a case of low expectations, then when she does a halfway decent job, they think it's spectacular. I thought she handled herself well as a first time actress, but it wasn't award worthy. The People vs. Larry Flynt should have been a great, moving film all about how great it is to live in a country that is free, instead it felt like a flat piece of bread with peanut butter that you have to struggle to swallow. I kept getting the feeling like 45 minutes of this film were cut, because it seemed sort of choppy, and maybe if I got to see the film as it was meant to be, I would have liked it more.