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A Story of Family Love
susan12453 July 2014
Wow. I am certain the two people who submitted reviews did not even watch the film. If you did in fact watch the film, I cannot for the life of me fathom what prompted your reviews. The story is about love. It is about a family. It is about the untimely, devastating loss of a precious child and beloved sister. A beautiful, intelligent, spirited little girl who was loved by so many. It is the story of healing. It is the parents' compelling desire to fulfill the wish of their daughter "to help all children" by building a world-class children's hospital. The Maria Fareri Children's Hospital. The memory of Maria is kept in a special place, just for her, in my heart.
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anti-vaccine review
thorwilliams11 July 2014
the movie was good. however, that is not why I am writing. apparently, jenny McCarthy has been writing reviews for this movie. please, there is no connection with vaccines and autism. this is dangerous and puts children's lives at risk.

there is a link between pesticides and autism but not with vaccines. Please disregard the review from Rene. it appears to be little more than anti-science, anti-vaccine propaganda.

the movie itself is a tender tribute to a family who helped shape the way children's hospitals are created. the child and the family should be the focus of this review. not the rantings of some mad women who would have people not have their children immunized against diseases that can cripple or kill.
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beware of internet reviewers
folkie4611 August 2014
This is mostly to set the record straight about this film. Jenny McCarthy wrote a book with the same title as this film. The book and the film have nothing to do with each other. Jenny McCarthy is someone who unfortunately has the power to promote her own ridiculous beliefs, which have ultimately caused a great deal of harm to children. This movie is about a family that did something that has helped thousands of children. Rene Ruiz either did not see the film, or is so delusional to think the movie was based on the book, and was disappointed there wasn't more about autism (there is nothing remotely related to autism in the film). The film is not the best made one in many respects, but it will trigger a strong emotional response as the dream becomes a reality. Most of the film is devoted to the events leading up to the idea to build a hospital and only the last third to the project itself. While in reality it took about 10 years from when Maria died until the hospital opened, the film makes it seems like no time at all. The persistence and I'm sure many problems that must have been encountered are not really captured by the film, which probably would have been much better focused on what it took to get it done. One final irony reflecting to the ignorant autism vaccine comments, if Maria in real life had been given a rabies vaccine, though there was really no reason she should have been, she would likely be alive today.
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This Film Includes Good Acting But Missing Sharp Editing
FilmMan4723 October 2014
Warning: Spoilers
This film is based on a real life story it also got some of my favorite actors specially Xander Berkeley & Adelade Kane.

The Cast:Hope Davis,David Duchovny Adelade Kane is hot i cant take my eyes of her Xander Berkeley was a surprise he usually plays a bad guy in every movie or TV show most famous ones are the mentalist & Nikita but main highlight is Olivia Steele Falconer who played her part extremely well.

This films main focus is the dream of Maria Fareri even i didn't knew about her until i saw this film & did a little research on her i was 5 years old when she died yes the year was 1995 i am a 90s kid as the film ended i said it to myself why this film is not famous enough & why it was not made in the last decade but its never too late i guess.

The Plot:Maria Fareri is a young great girl full of life who just got infected with rabies but before she could be healthy again she dies leaving her parents & family apart but maria' parents discovers her hidden items discovering her wish for a biggest children's hospital in the world.

My jaw just dropped wide opened at her death scene just when i though the film has ended now what there comes a twist the parents are trying hard to build the hospital but that is one hard target to achieve,the fact is these people where going through a phase of loss if you know what i mean if you lost a loved one & you also care about that something like that wont happen to others you will do anything for it.

The makers tried to keep it very real but editing section is a huge minus point plenty of unnecessary scenes that gives a vibe of fictional elements should have been left out for example the cars they are driving the locations they are at don't look like 90s if you forget the flaws the good acting and narrative will keep you hooked.

It's not about money,faith its about what is right the world needs more people like Fareri family that is all i have to say.

Overall Louder Than Words 2013 is nice film to watch if you like good stories forget the critics and watch this my rating is 5/10.Recommended
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This isn't bad at all & worth watching. A little slow in some parts & lacks some sort of emotion to keep you fully vested
cosmo_tiger17 August 2014
"They may have lost their glue but they never fell apart." John (Duchovny) and Brenda (Davis) Fareri are the parents in a loving family. They have four kids and careers that make them happy. When their youngest daughter is taken to the hospital the doctor says there is nothing to worry about so the parents hang out waiting to hear what is wrong. When things take a terrible turn and their daughter dies the family is thrown into chaos. John comes up with an idea to build a better children's hospital with better facilities and care then they received. This initially causes more family tension. I will start by saying that this movie isn't as sad and depressing as it sounds. I went in thinking this was going to be like Patch Adams. This is actually more like Extraordinary Measures. While the reason for the father wanting to help is awful this focuses more on what they do to help rather then dwell on the death. The movie isn't bad at all and is worth watching it is also a little slow in some parts and does lack some sort of emotion to keep you fully vested. Overall I movie I do recommend because I love true stories but you need to be in the mood for it. I give this a B.
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