Number of Times Seen – 1 (22 Dec 2014)
Brief Synopsis – During the early days of WWII, a young English boy from London is sent to safety in a small village and befriends the eldrly widower who becomes his ward.
My Take on it – Thanks to my good friend Emma for recommending this movie to me.
I had never heard of it beforehand and was pleasantly surprised at the way it was made.
I’m actually shocked to hear that this was a children’s book because some of the subject matter is very disturbing and doesn’t quite seem appropriate for younger kids, but they still found a way despite that to convey it in a great and moving way.
The story itself is very moving and I liked how they built up the friendship between Tom and William despite their many differences.
This movie has a great message that works on multiple levels.
My one criticism of this movie is that parts seemed to be rushed and had they been developed better (as I assume and hope was done in the book) it would have flowed better.
Bottom Line – A very ‘safe’ movie which despite some heavy subject matter finds a way to convey a thoughtful and touching wartime story with a lot to teach us all about life. Recommended!
Rating – Globe Worthy
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