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Resurrection is just wonderful
on October 18, 2015
I saw this film when it was released in 1980 and have never been able to forget the impact it had on me. It has stayed with me all these years and finally was able to get the dvd and, man, am I one happy old man!.
The acting is amazing; the score is wonderful; and it is one of the most life-affirming films I have ever seen.
Now - 2 things (POSSIBLY MINOR SPOILERS): This has one of the most incredible, touching, warm and just beautiful endings I have ever seen in a film. Edna Mae's final "Thank you" is so simple and yet so powerful in defining her character.
And finally, one question (and this may be something someone who hasn't seen the film may want to skip): Did it occur to anyone else that maybe, just maybe, Esco Brown passes this gift onto Edna Mae when he puts his hand on her head just as they about to leave his "Last Chance" gas station? I know it's mostly attributed to her near death experience, but that gesture has always stuck with me and as many times as I've watched this film, I can't seem to make up my mind one way or the other. Ultimately it's not that important, but it is just one example of how this film can raise more questions than it answers. And that's a good thing in my opinion.
Put a box of tissues next to you, and please watch this film. It's amazing.