December 26, 2012
Moved me to tears with its depth and tenderness
Eager to read the book now that I've seen the movie. The boy who becomes lost at sea is an amazing actor. The movie pulled me in, never even had a good time to run off to the lady's room for a pee break, because it was too engrossing! The close-up cinematography was breath-taking, the kindness the child showed his animal companions, a fascinating story that the boy tells of his being shipwrecked. It seemed straight forward until after he is rescued when he tells two different versions of his experience. I questioned everything I'd witnessed up to that point, at first it was an annoying side event, but as the ending unfolds, you begin to understand the reason for this part; it forces us to ask the big questions of what really happened and how indeed did the boy survive to grow up into such a kind adult man with family and children of his own. Touches lovingly on spirituality and religion and how we choose what we believe about God in all of life's experiences, good and bad.
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