Saturday, December 29, 2007
This is a great film about a widower whose wife wished for him to build a reading room in the tough neighborhood where he grew up. I thought this was a valuable film to watch with little c. It did have some very sad violence in it (there is a scene where they show a girl who has been beaten by her drunken father) and so I would not let very young children watch it and I think that older children should watch with their parents. The film is full of good messages and interesting observations and will prompt some good discussion. The acting is very well done by the principal actors and the script is pretty tight with only a few awkward spots.