We also got a lot out of it. Our son is grown up now. But it caused my husband to reflect on his rearing of our son.
I think the movie is good for that. The attitude towards the main father that was shown by the son was actually typical - and was well portrayed. The boy was hurting - first about the lack of attention from his dad, and then about the loss of his sister. And dad didn't see it. I think it was well presented, and hopefully some dads that see it will realize that their sons need their time.
One of the things that we really liked was the different types of dads that were represented. Their different personalities, and their different reactions to things. We liked that the single dad decided to step up and become responsible - that's what God does for us; He changes our outlook. We liked that the main dad saw his error and took care of it. We were saddened by the dad who chose to do wrong.
It was a well-rounded movie, and one which I think could be a real tool to lead into discussion of the best way to be a good father (salvation being of primo importance).
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