This film is deeply moving and stays with you long after it's over. I admit, it's not what I expected when I entered the theater at the Good Grain Film Festival, but, then again, I didn't do any research on it before taking my seat. I'm glad I didn't, because I may not have gone, and then I would have missed out on an amazing experience. The movie deals with one man's painful journey through grief, and it does a great job of drawing the viewer into the rawness and emotion of the struggle, sometimes uncomfortably so. The movie's not light, it's not a romance, and it's not an action movie, but it is brilliantly acted and beautifully shot. More importantly, it left me with a much better understanding of grief and grieving people...and the difficulty of moving through it. All that said, the movie isn't depressing. There's a sense of hope that pervades the film, growing brighter as the road trip progresses. I REALLY liked this movie, as did the other viewers in the theater. Listening to their comments and discussions following the screening, I'm confident that A Thousand Miles Behind struck a similar, impactful chord in all who watched it. I wasn't surprised that it won Best Feature Film . See it for yourself! You'll be glad you did.