Movies Worth Sharing
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Available December 4th
While I tend to appreciate all manner of film genre at one time or another, what I truly crave is a film that sticks with me, beyond moments after viewing, rather for days and longer. Beasts of the Southern Wild was one such movie for both me and my children. Whether film or live performance, although I certainly have a long list of works I enjoy, few have touched me in the way I was moved by this film. Created from the unique point of view of the young lead, a six year old character, Beasts of the Southern Wild takes viewers on a journey they will be hard pressed to leave without emotional impact. With a number of themes running through this work, in the end, the predominant experience is of seeing a challenged and often overwhelming world from the child's perspective and the dynamic relationship between her and her father. Beyond worth viewing, this film is worth sharing. I strongly recommend to watch it with your own family.
Teeming with magic, beauty and pure joy, this crowd-pleasing winner at the Sundance Film Festival has emerged as one of the year’s most acclaimed films. Newcomer Quvenzhané Wallis delivers an “Oscar®-worthy performance” (Philadelphia Daily News) as Hushpuppy, the six-year-old force of nature in an isolated bayou community being raised by her tough but loving father Wink (Dwight Henry).
Cinematic Single Dads
Please explore a selection of favorite films that touches on the important bond of father and child, each weaving their plots into a variety of categories offer a unique point of view, including realism, family, romance, holiday and comedy.
What is the most amazing thing about this story, about struggling salesman Chris Gardner who loses his job, his wife and all of his assets and becomes determined to find a job to support him and his son, Christopher? It’s based on a true story.
Widower Marlin, a clownfish, is unwaveringly devoted to his son, Nemo. So when Nemo gets scooped up from the ocean by a scuba diver and dropped off in dentist’s aquarium in Australia, Marlin will stop at nothing to get him back.
Daniel, Love, Actually
Among this collection of Christmas time love stories, who knew the most touching would be between Daniel, a widower, and his stepson, Sam? When Sam confesses his deep feeling for classmate Joanna, Daniel makes sure Sam has an opportunity to confess his feelings, before Joanna is off to America forever.
This dashing Brit, a widowed father of two little girls, has built his life around his daughters. He is always thinking of their happiness and has no problem building a magical indoor fort from sheets and pillows or adorably playing “Mr. Napkin Head.”
Sam may not believe that Annie—a woman his son Jonah wants to fix him up with—is the one for him, but when Jonah sneaks off to Manhattan to meet her, Sam moves heaven and earth to get to him. Their bond in the film is completely heart-warming.
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