I thought this was a fun movie. I can also understand where the critics are going with their criticism too. If you see Dolly Parton as the lead character, you know you're in for quite a ride. And that's in a positive way. Its her energetic and fun-loving personality, and anyone can tell she's more than a superstar country music icon.
This is basically a tale about a woman who flees her small town in Arkansas, as well as her not-so-caring boyfriend, and packs up and leaves for Chicago in hopes for success in some field. When she walks into a radio station, originally wanting to be the front desk receptionist, she stumbles (accidentally?) into the studio and fills in for the psychologist who didn't show up. She instantly becomes a success. But a journalist man who she rubbed the wrong way earlier is investigating whether or not she is certified and qualified to do such thing. 'Dr. Shirlee' is a hit around Chicago and many listeners really dig her common sense advice. Not many are quick to see the 'one-sideness' of her advice except for a listener's victim who later confronts her later in the movie. But I'll stop there. You should watch it, that's all.....
I'm not sure if anything like this is realistic, especially in these troubling times today. But I'm sure it can give one hope for success and fortune. Even if you're not really expecting it.
My rating: 6 out of 10