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Cast: Julia Roberts, Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hayden Panettiere, Ioan Gruffudd, Shannon Lucio, Cayden Boyd, George Newbern, Chase Ellison Director: Dennis Lee Summary: In the wake of an unexpected family tragedy, novelist Michael Taylor (Ryan Reynolds) is forced to confront his fractured relationship with his father (Willem Dafoe) while dealing with painful memories of his mother (Julia Roberts), a woman who moved mountains to protect him. Emily Watson, Hayden Panettiere, Ioan Gruffudd and Carrie-Anne Moss also star in this semiautobiographical tale of rage and redemption from writer-director Dennis Lee. My Thoughts: "I loved this movie. The cast is amazing right down to the young children acting in it. Great performances by them all. The story goes back and forth from past to present and really does a great job at putting you in this emotional, dark, tragic story. Willem Dafoe was brilliant at playing the father. It has to be his best performance in a movie that I have seen him in. It's a beautifully made film. I am a big fan of Ryan Reynolds, he is a talented actor with the gift for being able to pull off any genre. Julia Roberts is another one of those actor's. She was great in this as was Carry Moss and Emily Watson. See it if you get the chance."
"One of my favorite films and books of all time. The book is one of the reasons I fell in love with reading. I remember watching this in class and everyone, including myself, were in tears. The movie and these actor's really brought the story to life in a way you wouldn't have gotten from the book. I thought they all fit the characters so well. Matt Dillon was my favorite. Him and Patrick Swayze. The cast is one the most talented group of guys of that time and some are still hitting it big on screen. It still shocks me that there are still people out there who haven't seen the movie. So if you get the chance, do so. It's one that I will always love."