The story is about a 12 year old girl who loses her mother in an automobile accident. Her father struggles with the loss of his wife and trying to raise his young daughter who believes her father is partly responsible for her mother's death. Belle's maternal grandfather is a changed man since losing his daughter in the accident. He finds it difficult to have a relationship with Belle since she is a constant reminder of her mother. It is Atticus the new puppy who will change Belle's life and the lives of those who love her.
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The Skyline Hotel, where part of the movie was set, was an actual hotel in Kansas City, but it was demolished shortly after the films release in 2008 to make way for a condominium complex. See more
I thought she was raised more sensible
Sensible? She's twelve! I know there are hard lessons in life but a kid doesn't have to learn them all at once. Especially not from her own Grandfather... or her father, for that matter.
She makes perfect sense to me. All she sees, in all living things... is the potential. God, why would anyone want her to see it any other way.