It used to be that movies with the opening title:
BASED ON A TRUE STORY
gave me a little thrill.
(think At Close Range)
Now the only channel you can watch anything BASED ON A TRUE STORY (re-runs at that!) is on Lifetime: Television for Women.
Note to Hollywood: Bring back the old hopped-up Sean Penn, take the stick out of your ass, and bring us more true stories!
And PPS: Stop making movies that club us like baby seals on ice with obvious messages of supposed moral upperhanded-ness and earnest-ness.
Make me laugh at the misfortunes of others or give me back m'dang money!