It's a long movie and about 30 minutes in, I was thinking that I got suckered into another big-time chick movie which was going to bore me to tears very soon. But, it never did. In fact, I really enjoyed it, except for a few of the plot twists. You know, the parts where you think, "Well, I would have written that differently!" The three primary characters, played by Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Renee Zellweger, were expertly played by three qualified people, in my opinion. I don't pay enough attention to Hollywood to notice how this movie and its cast did at the Academy Awards, because I really don't care, but I wouldn't doubt it if you told me it won some things.
I guess, what I'm saying is that I would recommend it. It isn't particularly fast-paced, and it is fairly long, but my wife and I both enjoyed it.