I doubt a major studio would have done "Songcatcher." Neither stars are big box office draws, though I believe Aiden Quinn is a very good actor, who to me, was miscast in this role. Janet McTeer is also a fine actor, and I felt she did the best she could with a weak screenplay. It was an independently made film, and some of the most interesting films made today were made by the independent filmmakers. Maybe, as has already been said, I was just expecting something much better.
Rick, I think you are right about baseball films. I have yet to see a really good one. And yes, I "The Stratton Story," and the Lou Gehrig one.