Currently still on the East Coast, it's now three weeks since my Father passed away. I wasn't sure if it would be okay to watch or not being in the raw space of a fresh loss. However, as it turned out, this movie was so perfect on many levels and I'm not even a Christian. I'm not anti-christian either though. In studying world-religions and having interest in expansion, as far as I can tell, spiritual principles are universal as far as essence goes. Watching this movie was like watching my own personal journey in a short period of time. I found it to be very beautiful, powerful and so deeply confirming, enriching and yes...healing.
Critics Reviews in a nut shell:
Tried but failed, missed the mark, the only message was just have faith. and my personal non agreement favorite was "The Dark wasn't dark enough"
Critics doing their job. I get it. However, with movies like this one, it just doesn't feel right to me to leave people with a false sense of what this movie was truly about.
Tried but failed=missed the mark
the only message was just have faith.
The Dark wasn't dark enough
There are many brilliantly articulated moments in the movie, this one stood out for me.
My mother and I watched this not too long after the loss of my Dad. It was intense for us and it also brought back the loss of Donovan. Every part felt like my own personal experience in some way and at some point I looked at my mom and said "I could have used this movie 20 years ago!"
She asked me a few questions. Questions like
Do you think it really would have helped you? To that question I can't be sure because when you are "in it" you just never know if something can help you or not....
Anyway...I really loved this movie...that is all...