When John Baxter inherits a ski resort in the Rocky Mountains, he quits his job in New York and moves the family west to run it. Only to find that the place is a wreck. But together they ... See full summary »
Twelve-year-old Lily Strickland has lost her father, a sailor, to the sea. She and her mother go to live with her grandparents. Lily and her family have little closure on the death of her father since he was never found, thus Lily sets out alone on a trek to the ocean to find the closure that she needs to heal her loss. Set in 1965 Alabama, during the Civil Rights marches.
What a wonderful movie!! It seem that family movies are few and far between these days. It is hard to find a quality film that the whole family can enjoy. It seems like there is little originality left in the movies today, everyone wants to remake one movie or another. Tonya has given us something new. She has succeeded in making a film that touches the heart of old and young alike! Although set in 1965, the topics are still (unfortunately) relevant today. The casting was great...I really enjoyed empathizing with Lily and her family and hating Richard Tyson and the poachers. The score is great...I still get goose-bumps. Being from the area where most of the film was made, I recognized most of the the names of the actors and sites in the film. Thank you Tonya for putting North Alabama on the map. Congratulations on a job VERY WELL DONE!!
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