Well, I think it was a sham.
The movie wasn't the worst I've ever seen; its about racism and complex relationships. Regardless, it wasn't anything oscar worthy. Sure, Halle gets naked (and lets face it, she's hot!), but her only "oscar winning" performance is the crying scene in the hospital. After that, its her being depressed and sleazy.
Rent worthy? Sure, if nothing else is in. Otherwise skip it, it isn't that good.