I’ve challenged myself to come up with one sentence to tell you why to watch this movie. Ten sentences won’t do them justice, but maybe one of them will be where you are at.
10 Finding Nemo (Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, 2003): Would you swim the whole ocean, face your greatest fears, give up everything- if you could save your child?
9 The Odd Life of Timothy Green (Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, 2012): Maybe not a classic yet but an interesting look at parenting through desperate eyes.
8 Martian Child (John Cusack, 2007): That box the boy is wearing, who put it there?
7 The Story of Us (Bruce Willis, Michelle Pfeiffer, 1999): Love is a difficult choice that we can all make.
6 What a Girl Wants (Amanda Bynes, 2003): Is her daddy.
5 Mr Holland’s Opus(Richard Dreyfuss, Sissy Spacek, 1995): Who you think you are does not change who you really are.
4 The Fiddler on the Roof (Topol, Norma Crane, 1971): Tevye, I used to laugh at you, now I cry with you.
3 Dead Poets Society(Robin Williams, 1989): Conform your child to your own mould, or help them grow into their own?
2. The Royal Tenenbaums (Gene Hackman, Ben Stiller, Luke and Owen Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow, etc, 1991): How to be a jerk of a father, in case you wanted lessons.
1 Life is Beautiful (Roberto Benigni, 1997): There’s the dad I wish I could be.