Maria (slave_o_spike) wrote,

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DVD rec

Okay, so hubby bought a DVD the other day (he likes to buy several at a time and I shouldn't let this man shop, really) but he'll buy several because they sound interesting or some such thing.

Usually he finds some real gems, like the one I watched tonight.

It was made in 2004 and it's called Saint Ralph with Campbell Scott and Jennifer Tilly. It's about a 14 year old boy in Canada who's mother is in a coma and he finds out the only thing that can save her is a miracle. Since he attends a Catholic school, he starts asking about whether or not miracles are real and I could go on and on but I don't want to give the story away.

It's a story about hope and just making a jump because sometimes you gotta. I loved it and yes, I was crying at the end of the movie.

Only a few movies do that to me - like Silent Running from 1977 with Bruce Dern. I still recommend that one. No matter how old the movie gets, how dated it becomes, I still cry when the end credits roll (the little robot and the watering can...*wibble*).

So if you're looking for a movie to rent and you want hope and (yes, there is a religious theme, but it's done intelligently) and something actually not sappy, check it out.

If you want Bruce Dern and a 70's movie (before that other sci fi movie came out) rent Silent Running. It's been cleaned up0 for DVD.

That is all!
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