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A Great Family Movie With Feeling.
on January 16, 2014
The first thing I look for in a period movie is the authenticity of the clothing and the items of everyday use. This movie was right on the mark there for it captures the environment of era. Then it has a plot that is not boring or pointless, and has humor, camaraderie, and family support and love. It was also very touching to see the children all pull together to help a distressed father through a very difficult time in their lives. Unlike a Disney film, where the children are made to appear smart while the adults appear dumb, this film captured the true character of adolescent behavior, i.e. kids will be kids. This movie is a feel good movie but not recommended for those desiring blood, gore, foul language, or sex. It is a great family movie with a lot of feeling.