High school principal Harry Dewitt believes student Charlie stole local retiree Evelyn Ritchie's handbag, so he arranges a punishment that puts the boy to work in the old woman's garden. From the start, Charlie is puzzled by the widow, who believes she can talk to her dead husband's spirit. But, as he spends more time with Evelyn and her two mentally challenged sons, he begins to lose his anger and see life in a different way. Written by
I love this movie it shows us that when we value life in all forms and come from love we are blessed.
The respect Mrs. Richie showed for her two sons gave them the opportunity to grow to their full potential. The love and forgiveness she had for her husband that could not accept his son keep alive to work through the years in their hearts and minds. The husband even though he could not be with him never lost touch. Then there was the family which looked like it could not be redeemed and yet through truth and the son saying "I told you what I thought what you wanted to hear." How often has the that happen in recent years where it has effect peoples lives in a very negative way. When she put an earing back into the earth it showed us that we need to give back to all life. There was so much richness caring in the movie that it is hard to put it into words. Like the garden and the baskets she gave out, her awareness of the limitations of what each recipienent could eat, to me it was love and a return to caring for your neighbor. We all can look around and see where we can extend ourselves to those around us. It was just lovely and has stayed with me like the the movie Enchanted April.
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