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Alex, an Italian engineer, has been working in Russia for several years. At the end of his contract, he announces to his friends and colleagues that he will go back to Italy. But, after accidentally meeting Dima, a child who is a cancer patient in a local hospital, he decides to reconsider his future. The boy introduces Alex to the other young patients of his ward, where he decides to volunteer by playing piano. Alex is suddenly engulfed into a reality that is too often forgotten: many children are in a daily fight for their life against frightening illnesses. Hopeful Notes is an inspiring tale about bringing hope to those who have none. Closed captions. Approx. 88 minutes.
Vendor: Pure Flix Entertainment, LLC
|Publication Date: 2013|
Movie ReviewerAge: 35-44Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5FROM THE DOVE FOUNDATIONFebruary 14, 2013Movie ReviewerAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is an amazing film about some amazing people. The plot centers on cancer-stricken kids in a hospital in Russia who are running low on hope, until a man named Alex comes into their lives. Alex encourages the musical ability of the kids and a young boy, Misha, plays a violin for a girl in a coma. The supervisor of the hospital, Olga, is known as "Stalin" and makes the kids quit playing. However, both Nurse Elena and Alex suspect she has a soft heart below her tough exterior and while she is gone raising funds for the hospital, they get the kids involved in painting the walls and planning a concert in the auditorium below, as the hospital was once a Conservatory.
The kids face a few low moments including the loss of a friend, but they persevere and find hope in some unlikely places and with the help of some unlikely people. The movie features a touching scene of a dying girl "marrying" the young man she loves in an emotional "wedding" scene. She is his princess and he is her prince according to her. This inspirational film will stir and move you and we gladly award it our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal for ages twelve plus, due to a few sophisticated themes. This one is very worthy of the five Doves we are awarding the film.
frog97AZAge: 45-54Gender: male2 Stars Out Of 5OK at bestJanuary 29, 2013frog97AZAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 2Value: 2Meets Expectations: 1I watched this movie last night with my family, It was age appropriate for all.
The subject matter was appropriate as well, and my children had a couple of laughs, However, the film has form but no substance.
I finished viewing it, being glad it was over. You never quite get to connect with the characters and it left me feeling empty and asking why did I spend my time watching this. I would say this one is a pass, Look for something else.