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Promises (2016)

| Drama, Romance | 2016 (USA)
Latchkey kids lose touch when one of them moves away, only to reconnect years later without realizing it, having changed their names to escape their pasts. Once they realize who each other are; they are able heal the wounds of their pasts.

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... Zach
... Mac
... Olivia
... Terry
... Raphael
... Derrick
... Geri
... Paul Williams
... Gerald Painter
... Sharon Painter
... Older Sara
... Older Joe
... Young Sara (as Georgia Bell)
Tyler Johnson ... Young Joe (as T. J. Johnson)
Michael Rodriguez ... Grabinski
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Zach and Sara are inseparable friends as kids, until he has to move away. Reuniting decades later they don't recognize each other until after a romance has bloomed. Both struggle to connect as demons from there pasts haunt them, until they discover how they can help each other heal. Written by Melody Brooke

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Everything a really good film ought to be. Enjoy two hours with this one!
14 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

Drama ending in romance. (not spoilers, Drama & Romance are advertised genres) Two emotionally wounded people meet and develop a complicated relationship. Late in the game, they find out they knew each other as children. (reconnection described in IMDb Storyline). That helps them bond again and each deal with their past abuse: psychological, physical, and sexual. This is not a violent, sexual, nor depressing film -- it is a well-done development of two people discovering how to overcome their past and have a future together. What begins as drama ends in romance. Manu Intiraymi and Kim Jackson Wheeler play very well off each other and their acting is superb. The script, supporting actors, and cinematography were all very well done. To me, a Best Film in its genre(s) and everything a really good film ought to be. Enjoy two hours with this one!


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