Stallone wrote the screenplay which opens with a close up of his features – I'm sure he thought he was the Marlboro Man the way he was prancing around with his hat & horse. Tears in the eyes handicapped the viewing of what followed after.
I watched Rickman in "Something the Lord Made" which like this one could have fallen prey to melodrama but didn't & I think Rickman can take a lot of credit for that for both films. Snow Cakes other lead Sigourney Weaver gives another fine performance.
The childish bickering between the characters got a bit tiresome but I suppose that was the writers aiming for realism. I didn't care what happened to the main character but I will remember the film because of the support performance of John Goodman.