I wouldn't call it award-winning, but it's a good Wonder Years-like tale about dignity and tolerance.
While Ed Harris does well as Mr. Simon, it's Alexander Walters, Daniel Yelsky and Chase Ellison as the main protagonists in the movie that carry it.
I think it's a bit plodding at points and the narration from Ellison's adult counterpart makes me think I'm watching ABC but overall it's a good film - one you wouldn't expect from "WWE Studios."
I understand where - or at least the perception why - they'd go for a movie that a neon TOLERANCE/ANTI-BULLYING~! sign... but I'm curious if Vince wants to expand from this where he goes next. I have a sinking feeling it will be closer to The Marine instead of this.
Finally - Orton needs to be a heel again; that's all I'll say from watching this movie.
http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2013/12/vh1-acquires-57-episodes-happy-endings-will-show-new-years-marathon/ On New Years Day, they will be running the complete series HAPPY ENDINGS! If you never got a chance to watch it before, check it out!