This movie is really humbling and beautiful because it shines forth child like faith that God speaks about. It's a beautiful movie, a must see movie. Some friends who saw it with me were shocked at church leaders but I would say that this can be. The message is how it is and that is what some live like but the simple reminder through this movie is beautiful. I loved it
I read the book first. I thoroughly enjoyed it. When my husband and I got the chance to see it at the theatre, we were excited. It was good, but I have to say, the book was hard to put down. I am a visual person, don't enjoy reading as much as "watching" and enjoy watching movies a great deal; therefore, it was a little disappointing to both of us.
I read the above reviews and am confused, regarding the sexual stuff, I must have missed it! I will confess I thought it might have prolonged what the child saw. However, he was a very small child, therefore I will give them a pass on that. What really struck me, is the father being a Pastor, reminding me of the first Left Behind movie, when Clarence Gilyard missed the Rapture! Pastors are real people and can miss some very important scriptures in the Bible. Perhaps working too much on the Sermons or getting caught in a rut. We have so many Preachers getting caught up in PC, Politics, science etc. I loved the movie because it was so real! Look what they learned from this child. "Out of the mouthes of babes." Yes, I did expect more, but that does not take away from the movie or it's message. It made it all the more real, seeing real people and how they handle life's trials and tribulations. I suggest all should see it, but try not to be so critical and accept it for being so very real.