Heartfelt, enjoyable movie. Wish they would show it again on TV.
I saw this movie on TV when it first came out (before I owned a VCR or I would have taped it). Beau Bridges' real life son, Jason, plays one of three teenage sons who is having some life/school problems. The title comes from the son being given money by a neighbor to raise a young Canada Goose the neighbor (played by Lloyd Bridges) found on the road. The teenager is to feed and be responsible for the goose, then when Thanksgiving comes, to kill it for the neighbor to have for Thanksgiving dinner. This is the boy's promise and this promise comes to bring second thoughts for him. It was a heartfelt and enjoyable movie about family, keeping promises/commitments, dealing with bullies and family dynamics. Beau, Lloyd and Dorothy Bridges, and Beau's son, Jason are very convincing as family and friends who love and respect each other. Jeff Bridges plays a neighbor who helps the boy to earn money with washing his truck. The three actors who play the sons conveyed true brotherly love and support, which is nice to see in movies. I really enjoyed it and wish it was on every Thanksgiving. We need more good family movies like this.
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