"She brought you something special when she came here, didn't she? That's what you hold onto. That's how you keep her alive."
If I hadn't been given the DVD then I would never have chosen to watch this, It was lucky I got it because wow.. this really surprised me. I expected it to be one of those childish movies, but this is much more. It's emotional, inspiring, sad and pleasing to see.
Okay, honestly I hated the look of this movie from seeing the trailer in the cinema. It just looks like another kids Disney movie that I wouldn't like any pretty much waste my time seeing. So from that, I had no intention that I would ever see it.. and somehow I found out the ending, so that made me even more disinclined to see it. But hey, look at me now, I've seen it and I really enjoyed it. It wasn't at all just a kids movie, and I think that it would be hard for some kids to take in the tragic incident towards the end of this movie, therefore it would be hard for some kids to understand all the elements of this film. There I can understand that they might not like it.. but for someone like me, it's incredible how all of the elements come together and create this wonderful movie and satisfying ending. You have to understand and have an open mind to see this and enjoy it.
It was extraordinary how the two main characters, kids, could come through so well with the actors. Josh Hutcherson and AnnaSophia Robb were brilliant together in this, both of them giving amazing and inspiring performances that shouldn't be missed. Robert Patrick was also in the cast, I felt he had a pretty important role for someone that isn't on the screen for as long as others.
This really was a magical story and one that should be seen no matter how old you are, hopefully you will find something special hidden within the story that you won't forget.