12 year old Lily Strickland has lost her father, a sailor, to the sea. She and her mother go to live with her grandparents. Lily and her family have little closure on the death of her father since he was never found, thus Lily sets out alone on a trek to the ocean to find the closure that she needs to heal her loss. Set in 1965 Alabama, during the Civil Rights marches. Written by
Okay! Enough already! I have been reading some of the posts on here and it's driving me nuts. Let me just say this. I agree that this movie is not a huge blockbuster and that there are things that could've been done differently yada, yada, yada. But get this through your skulls! That does not mean other filmmakers are going to look at this area and go "Well, that movie sucked." "That must mean that area sucks.". Because of the movie being a flop doesn't mean the area is any less beautiful or the people are any less talented. It all comes down to the director and in a lot of cases the producer(s). That is who will suffer most. The film industry does not work that way in deciding to come to a certain area for filming. It is understood by people in the business who actually have clues that the reason the movie sucks is not anyone's fault but the director/producer(s). Granted, I know there are probably people who worked on the film who had no right being there, trust me. So we shouldn't be sending out pleas to other movie makers to "Please don't let this have an effect on you coming here, please, oh please.". It just doesn't work that way. If there is a director or producer who does think that way you probably do not want them here anyway. And I would doubt very seriously if Brian Grazer or Ron Howard would be reading these comments, so if you want to write someone about films coming here, start writing you representatives to get some tax incentives for film productions in this state(AL) and I promise you will see more filming. OUT!
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