A loving mom becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Her leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.
A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.
Three 6th grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party.
Keith L. Williams,
13-year-old New Yorker Theo Decker's life is turned upside-down when his mother is killed in a terrorist attack at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Confused in the rubble of the tragedy, he steals a priceless piece of art known as The Goldfinch.
What I found more fascinating in this story is how the main characters evolve and are molded, not so much by circumstances but by relatives, friends and other people that enter and leave their lives. And we all can relate with this. How different would our lives be if we had been born in another family, if our parents didn't get divorced and then someone else had not come to fill the void? If we hadn't been taught as young by an inspiring teacher or if we had met true friends to give us a piece of wisdom when most needed? In fact, each character in this story, as in real life, plays a part In redirecting and molding the path of life of the main characters. But ultimately it's our past and present choices that shape our future. Our choices have consequences. What happened for a naive kid to grow into a broken adult? What happened to us? The actors do succeed in getting us in their skin. And there's an irreprehensible Nicole Kidman. But even if she wasn't there, the movie would make its way anyway.
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