Moon Blake is raised by his loving but government-paranoid father Oliver in a hidden cave in the Alabama forests. Oliver dies from a leg wound he refuses to have medically treated, so Moon is told to move away, alone, and start a new home in the Alaskan wild-lands. Constable Sanders however, the mean local cop, finds the boy with father's gun, abuses him but has him locked away till majority age for 'assualt' in Mr.Gene's grim Pinson home for boys. Moon soon makes friends with shy, sickly Kit and apparent bully Hal, then sets up a mass escape, which only the trio actually goes trough with. sanders fails to catch them, but the unforgiving elements reshuffle the cards dramatically. An uncle is meanwhile found. Written by
Just before pap died, he told me that I'd be fine as long as I never depended on anybody but myself. I made pap's grave just like he done mama's. All I'd have to remember her face was one picture pap kept. I can remember her in the bed at night, keeping me warn from the other side.
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Alabama Moon is a lovable movie, as long as you can remember what's being a child and dreaming about a grand forest adventure, living off nature, standing by yourself, dodge bullies, defy all odds and make some great friends in the process.
It is, as well, a film about dead, losing and moving on, in life. So fun? yes, simple? ditto, addressed to children? spot on, simplistic? no, I don't think so, the answers Alabama Moon gives to the great questions of life might be simple, perhaps too simple for an adult, but in a world who dodges anything related to death and loss a film that raised this question should not be easily forgotten.
Watch with your 11 years old heart on.
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