Lamb, based on the novel by Bonnie Nadzam, traces the self-discovery of David Lamb in the weeks following the disintegration of his marriage and the death of his father. Hoping to regain some faith in his own goodness, he turns his attention to Tommie, an awkward and unpopular eleven-year-old girl. Lamb is convinced that he can help her avoid a destiny of apathy and emptiness, and takes Tommie for a road trip from Chicago to the Rockies, planning to initiate her into the beauty of the mountain wilderness. The journey shakes them in ways neither expects.
According to Ross Partridge, Oona Laurence's mother was very supportive of her participation in the film. "I was worried that the parents wouldn't understand the approach, the intent, and why we were telling this story; it gave me a lot of confidence when they did." See more »
Don't ever forget this hurt. Don't ever forget the things that we've seen together, cause it'll save you. You will be an apple tree among all the ash-colored buildings of this city. You just need to close your eyes and take a deep breath and listen. Listen to the rain and the wind. All that rushing through you. That'll be me whispering to you. I'll be with you this way.
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Another film lost in the pile. Yes the plot is morally questionable given the kidnapping of an 11 year old girl...but it's a great film. I wish people were smarter and can see into the reasoning behind everything the main characters do. It's not about sex or pedophilia, it's about people that are lost.
This is a very very sensitive subject, and to make a film about a child kidnapping and have the narrative go the way it goes does makes u think. It's disturbing and fascinating at the same time. Watch it. If u like films that make u think :)
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