A precocious 11-year-old with an overactive imagination has his life turned upside down when he leaves his hippy father to move in with his straight-laced mother. Now, he must figure out how to fit in with his colorful new family, all while beating Jack Nicklaus at the 1978 championship! Chock full of laughs and set to a fantastic soundtrack, Becoming Redwood is crowd pleasing hole-in-one.
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boy returned to reality and acceptance within his Step-family, Step-Brother and rediscovers love in a Mother-and-Son relationship. I was complimented for this DVD as a gift, because it helped Adults and the Young, to grasp that evil is irrational and life is not fair. To move on to a better day does not require fault-finding, but just moving on with those who support recovery. At the end of the movie, the Producer provided an excellent simile when the 11 year-old boy cut off his extraordinary long hair and took on a new appearance to show everyone he was moving on
and appreciated their acceptance. This movie is a masterpiece in human relationships and an excellent gift for those in the struggles of life.
So many storylines could've been expanded.
The dad: What the hell was even with him? We see him crossing border which is later found in the movie that he was running from a crime. He is then beaten up and later is in prison. He has cut his hair too and I have no idea why or what.
The step-dad: He was emotionless but somehow he becomes a good fella in the end. Something happened but it's not expanded upon.
The mom: The son meets with mom later and I expected the movie to go over how the mom is where she is but nada.
The grandpa relationship: Bit weird he just talks with redwood even at the end and suddenly he goes outside without anything developing
The bottomline: The movie had endless potentials. If only the editor had a clue.
This movie was OK, but not great. I realized that at the beginning of the movie it was about the days of "the flower child" and free love, but still I was horrified later in the movie when the biological dad raised his child in a world of drugs. I could not really sympathize with the dad when he got busted, but I did feel sorry for the little boy. The life he was raised in was the only life that he knew. I guess that is one of the reasons he had to live in a world of fantasy, where he played Jack Nickles in the Master's Tournament--he needed something to give his life some meaning.
I won't say anything else about the movie because then I would have told you the whole story & why would you want to watch it if you knew everything that was going to happen?