Joseph D. Martinez | NYC | 08/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"[[ASIN:B000NPGHM2]] Joni I LOVE THIS MOVIE I SAW IT FOR THE FIRST TIME WHEN I WAS 10 AND IT LEFT A GREAT IMPRESSION. IT WAS MADE IN 1978 SO PICTURE QUALITY IS DATED BUT IT'S MESSAGE IS TIMELESS. I HAVE SHOWN IT TO MANY OTHERS AND IT CAN DO WHAT MOVIES LIKE "MILLION DOLLAR BABY" CAN NEVER DO. THERE IS LIFE AFTER DISABILITY INSTEAD OF DISABILITY JONI TURNED IT TO OTHER ABILITY SHE STARTED DOING OTHER THINGS SHE WOULD NOT HAVE EVEN THOUGHT OF. THE LORD TRUELY WORKS EVERYTHING FOR GOOD TO THOSE THAT LOVE HIM AND ARE CHOSEN FOR HIS PURPOSES AND SHE IS LIVING PROOF OF THIS TRUTH."
What Can You Say? An Incredible Woman
Craig Connell | Lockport, NY USA | 11/15/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"It almost goes without saying that this is a nice and inspiring story. I say that because most people who view this know who Joni Eareckson (Tada) is before they watch this 1980 story of her amazing life. Christians, I assume, are the ones who know about this woman and how she turned a tragedy into a very powerful witness to God.
Joni plays herself in this movie while the rest of the cast are professional actors. She's a so-so actress but her story is so extraordinary I didn't find myself getting concerned about her acting. The only problem I had with the film was that was a tad too slow. Watching almost two hours of a woman in physical rehabilitation is not easy!
Yes, she is an incredible woman - and continues to be today - but there are a number of frustrating and depressing moments in the film as we see her grapple, mentally, physically and spiritually with trying to cope with being almost totally paralyzed. I just cannot fathom what she, and others like her, has gone through. You get some sense of that in this film.
I would strongly recommend this film to anyone who has suffered a major physical setback in their life. You would be hard-pressed to find someone who has overcome them as well as Joni, so this movie could be a great encourager for you. I am glad this is finally out on DVD!).
Also - for anyone - I would recommend reading some of Joni's books, check out her artwork and just - if nothing else - learn a little about what makes this woman tick. It might just turn your life around, too."
Gift Got there
Sherrie Patching | 05/22/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this DVD to encourage a family member who is disabled. I saw the movie back in the 1970s. When I saw that it was now available in DVD form, I had it sent as a gift to another state. They received the DVD in good time and condition. I love Amazon for my being able to find all of my favorite old movies"