This movie is only worth watch if you want to look for that kid's ghost behind the screen door. Otherwise don't waste your time. It's a depressing eighties feel good movie gone wrong.
I bet that many a man was forced to see this flop on a first date.
We've seen this story before: Laid-back charmer meets sharp-witted woman and falls for her only to find she is ill. This is the basic outline of countless movies, most popularly "Love Story" in 1970. The leads are both good at making their characters likable, funny and touching. However, it doesn't add anything new, beyond the comic situations involving Gyllenhaal's salesman and his new product: Viagra.