“A man prays to God for 50 years. The same prayer every night. “God, please let me win the lottery”. Year after year after year after year. “Please God, let me win the lottery”. And finally, an angel goes to God and says: “God, this man has been praying so long. Why don’t you let him win?” You know what God says? God says: “I’d love to help him out. I’d love to help him out. But he has never bought a lottery ticket”. ” – James
Number of Times Seen – 1 (10 Feb 2020)
Brief Synopsis – A blind man’s life is turned completely around when he miraculously regains his vision.
My Take on it – This is a film that I heard about when it came out a few years back, yet never had the chance to see what it was all about.
Unfortunately, this film is extremely slow and boring and fails to really go anywhere along the way.
The character’s all seem like stereotypes and instead of trying to develop any of them, they all seem to just be going through the motions the entire time.
This makes it even harder to care about anything that they say or do or for that matter one can’t even care about what will happen to the.
With a cast like this, I would have expected something much more profound especially with Dan Stevens, Malin Akerman and Oliver Platt leading the way.
The film seems to miss most of ts marks along the way and it fails to work on any level.
The one thing that I liked was the way that they tried to show us hings from the visual perspective of someone regaining their eyesight, but that part is brief.
Overall, this film fails completely and it a complete dud which is quite unfortunate especially given the fact that this kind of premise has so much more potential than realized.
Bottom Line – Really boring and slow moving story that goes absolutely nowhere. The characters aren’t developed well enough and it’s so hard to care about them or anything they do which is a shame since this kind of story has so much more potential. EVen with stars like Stevens, Akerman and Platt leading things, this film misses most of its marks and just doesn’t work. The visuals are done well especially when trying to show things from the perspective of someone regaining their sight, but overall, this film and its story are complete duds.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Skylar Gaertner stars as Young Matt Murdock, a boy who is blinded by a chemical spill, in the Netflix series Daredevil. (From IMDB)
Rating – Razzie Worthy (2/10)
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