I tried to like this movie, I just couldn't. This was supposed to be a breakthrough role for Susan Sarandon, but I found her character to be pathetic, not strong, although her performance was right on. When Costner made his speech about wet kisses and Christmas presents I just wanted to smack him! SHUT UP!!! Tim Robbins is the best thing this movie has going for it, and he has really lived up to what little potential this movie allowed him to display. Little did I know what lengths writer/director Ron Shelton would go to in his career to tick moviegoers like me off with his macho BS movies. "Blaze", "White Men Can't Jump", "Play it to the Bone", and "Hollywood Homicide." All these movies show men at either their worst or most annoying, and women are sex-object throwbacks, or maybe I'm missing some hidden irony. Anyway, I put it in this review because it all started with this. Shame on Shelton.