Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kristin Griffith, Joyce Reehling, Bill Smitrovich, Kathleen York
Director: Linda Otto
Genres: Drama, Television
A pretty good movie for something I have never heard of befo
D. Crawford | Hoover, AL United States | 09/22/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie fits in the category of "I didnt expect much from it but it turn out to be decent because I didnt expect much." It kind of reminds me of a lifetime movie. It might be one to tell you the truth.
Now to the movie. What I liked about it is that it is a story about a boy who has very crappy parents. It shows his journey in the foster care system and how the current system sometimes fails kids. It really is about our current philosophy that family unification is the best option in regards to when families have problems such as parents abusing and neglecting their kids. It shows an example of why that philosophy is not always the best option.
I've worked with many kids in a group home setting in which I knew they shouldnt go back to their parents however the system 95% of the time always sent them back to fail and experience more devestation filled with more false hope and physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse. My question is: How many chances should a parent get to be a parent at the expense of their children? This movie shows how helpless a child is in the system.
I remember when I was a child and people use to tell me that childhood is the best time of your life. Well this movie displays my way of thinking about that issue. Childhood is only as good as the parents you were given.
So basically this is a good movie if you like lifetime types of flixs. I enjoyed it."