Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry

"What he teaches them... will last forever."
A Rich Christiano Film

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Is it good?...yes and no. I really liked the film's message and think this is Christiano's best movie so far. However, the catch is that the 12yr old main character is madly in love with the young girl in the movie. Being in love isn't the problem, it's just that he's so young to be THAT involved with it. I think a few of the "I'm lovesick" scenes could have been cut, they get a bit redundant.

So, if you can get past that awkward part of the storyline then the rest of it is fantastic :) On the outside it seems to be a children movie but one of the main messages of the film is to challenge older people to consider the impact they can still have on the lives of others.
 

3 comments:

Melinda said...

Do you know when it comes out on DVD? And did this play in San Antonio at the film festival?

Looks good, have you seen it yet?

John-Clay said...

No, I don't know when it comes out on DVD, but I'll do my best to post about it here when I do find out!

It did play at SAICFF'09 and that's where I got to see it.

Is it good?...yes and no. I really liked the film's message and think it is Christiano's best movie so far. However the catch is that the 12yr old main character is madly in love with the young girl in the movie. Being in love isn't the problem, its just that he's so young to be THAT involved with it. I think a few of the "I'm lovesick" scenes could have been cut, they are kind of redundant.

So, if you can get past that awkward part of the storyline then the rest of it is fantastic :) It seems to be geared at children but I think the main message of the film is to also challenge older people to consider the impact they can still have on others.

Melinda said...

Thanks for the review. :) I had heard a little bit about its weakness.