Ocean Heaven [Blu-ray/DVD Combo]
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The film stars off inauspiciously. Wang takes his son out to the ocean to drown him and himself. This does not work because the son had secretly untied the rope and the son has one special gift in his mostly closed world -- he is an excellent swimmer. So Wang goes back to his home and work determined to leave his son prepared for his passing while his pains get worse by the day. At first he tries to find a place where he can leave his son. But either the institutions are for kids or seniors which the 22-year old does not qualify. While this proves difficult he also spends time going over simple behaviors like riding the bus, cooking eggs, and spending money so he can have some semblance of a normal life.Read more ›
To his surprise, widowed handyman Sam Wong (played by Jet Li) discovers that he's entering the final stages of an advanced terminal illness. In normal circumstances, Wong would simply go about spending some quality time of shoring up his own personal affairs; however, he must put the desire to square up his relationships aside in order to place all of his effort into securing some reasonable future for his 22-year-old son, David (Lunmei Kwai), a victim of autism so severe that he lacks anything resembling a normal existence and quite possibly won't survive independently.Read more ›
The most impressive thing about this film is the accurate portrayal of the challenges between a father and autistic child. The very real fear of who will care for your child after you're gone, the frustrations over your inability to connect with your child and the one way nature of expressed love are all dead on in this film. Xiao Lu Xue's (Director & Screenwriter) many years of service with autistic children and their families create a true to life account of a Dad and son.
Kudos to Xiao Lu Xue, Jet Li, Lunmei Kwai and all involved in this special movie.
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It was wonderful. Jet li was dynamic playing the father's role.Published 6 months ago by Theresa McFarland
Not typical Jet Li kungfu, instead we find out that Jet Li has real acting skills in this touching tale of a father and his sonPublished 7 months ago by Lance N.
A widower with a 21 year-old autistic son works as a technician at Qingdao’s Ocean Park, and brings his son to work every day. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Carolyn Bloomer
Yes, I know, the martial arts hero. Jet Li's acting along with a strong and moving story brought me to tears. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Richard L.Prager
A touching movie. The first movie I saw Jet Li not in Kungfu, but he's amazingly good in this movie!Published 16 months ago by M. Yang
Jet Li and his co-star do an amazing job of portraying the father son relationship in Autism! Just love this movie and I can't wait to share it with my students!Published 20 months ago by D
This is really a good movie, and very unlike any other Jet Li movie I have seen, Very thought provoking. I got this in good time and in good shape. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
I couldn't identify with Jet Li's character, or the son's character. The script probably was too realistic to be adequately emotionally charged to warrant watching this movie.Published on September 22, 2013 by robert ku
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