It is so wonderful to see a child so motived to help others. we loved that it was based on a true story. So many kids today would benefit from this video because many of them are pursuing their own desires and not trying to help others. we believe this could be a motivating video for all people. It was for us.
The movie in and of itself is decent...a good message about helping others. I was disappointed when my kids heard two curse words that we do not allow in our home. I was not ready for my 5 and 7 year old to hear those words.
I purchased this for my grandchildren to watch. So many movies out there are not fit to watch. We all enjoyed seeing this one. The message was good for children to hear. God expects us to care about the poor, lonely etc.
The future for the Christan church depends on God's command to show justice, mercy and walk humbly with him.
Also, it showed how families have to work together and trust one another and not go doing things without thinking them through first.
Although the production values are good, the overall story lifts up the power of humanism--the power and talents of one dedicated young boy. Yes, he wanted to help others in need, and that is commendable. But he made plans without his mother's consent and those plans heightened the tensions between the mother and her older teenage daughter. The boy's plans came first without finding a solution to the teen girl's legitimate emotional needs also. The movie does a good job of showing through a secondary storyline how solid citizens, a young widow and her son in this case, can end up homeless and how slippery the slope is to get out of that painful dilemma. It is worth seeing the movie, but we aware of the unlying emphasis on "good works" over faith-fueled actions.
While the story itself was inspirational, especially for children and teens, the movie fell flat in a lot of areas. It was, however, a good reminder for parents to be open to allowing their children to be able to spread their wings in ways we may not always think of and to remove the limits we often set as adults, while supporting their unique giftings.