Right up there with I Am Sam
Susan Manchester | Jacksonville, FL USA | 05/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For the Love of Aaron is a wonderful family movie about a talented, erratic mother trying to retain custody of her very poised, loving son against all odds. The mother has great supporting friends, and Aaron's love for her is inspiring. I would highly recommend this movie to anyone who likes heartwarming, family movies without gore or nastiness."
Very Emotional, Inspirational!!!
Nobody | Nowheresville | 10/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a very emotionally inspirational movie starring Meredith Baxter as a mentally challenged mother trying to retain custody of her son.It's amust see!!!"
Three Cheers for the good moms in this world!
Elizabeth Bennett | USA | 12/02/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
""For the Love of Aaron" is a very touching film. It deals with the challenges a mother with mental illness faces while raising her son as a single parent. Raising kids is tough under the best of circumstances but this mom dealt with difficulties most of us thankfully will never know. Her mental illness caused financial problems and also a co-dependant relationship with her son that might be viewed in a negative light by "authorities" but in reality showed that once again, love triumphs. Meredith Baxter did a great job and the young man who played her son will capture your heart. The chemistry between them was delightful and there were moments of humor and tears but lots and lots of "special" moments just because a mom and son were spending time together doing ordinary things. Expect to shed some tears at the threat of this precious child being removed from the custody of the person who loves him more than anyone else in this world. Due to the serious topic this movie covers, it would be more appropriate for teens and up. This movie clearly made the point that financial excess does not guarantee that a child's true needs are being met. The sacrificial love of a parent does more for a child than all the "things" this world has to offer."