Wednesday, November 11, 2009

About a boy...

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.”  - John Donne

If you are looking for a "feel good" movie then this is one for you.  I thought this was going to start out like another Shallow Hal....but was quite pleased by the turn around.  You have a man in his later thirties living off the royalities of his fathers work, he has no job, he has no wife, he has no children.  He truly believes that he is an island in and of himself.  He likes it like this until he meets a 12 year old little boy who changes his life. This man in his late thirties, Will had decided that maybe single moms were the 'things' to start dating.  He made up an imaginary child to go to a single parents meeting with hopes of finding a single mom to date.  He found one single mom, and made arrangements to do something with them one afternoon.  His problem, once he showed up for this play date of sorts, the date informs him that her friend is having a rough go of it and her 12 year old son will be tagging along.  Will was not at all pleased by this news.  When they get back from this play date they come home to find that the 12 year olds mother had tried to commit suicide.  She survives and thus begins the change in everybodys life.  The movie deals with many challenges from today - divorce, single parents, lieing, suicide, depression, shallow mindedness, bullying, popularity, self esteem and lifestyle differences, just to name a few.  The lessons they all learn are so profound.

The movie has a great ending, you should consider renting it this weekend!

1 comment:

Dianna said...

Thx for the comment on my I heart faces entry. :D