I've probably mentioned this, but I have an affinity for pretty movies about sad people. This one satisfies both parts, but I was more enamored with the pretty part: it's like a thousand beautiful pictures strung together. I probably could've watched it without the story and still enjoyed it. The scenes of the family's first entrance into New York are fantastic and the rest lived up to this introduction. This is not to say that the story isn't great too. If that isn't enough praise to get you to see it, go for the killer rendition of "Desperado."
Lately, I feel like watching movies on DVD is stupid. Even when there aren't big effects, it's so much better to watch on a big screen in the dark away from everything else.