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The Healer (2016)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 28 September 2018 (USA)
A young man suddenly discovers he has the gift of healing. Trying to understand it and the new reality it offers, a teenage girl with terminal cancer unexpectedly shows him the way.


Paco Arango


Paco Arango
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Oliver Jackson-Cohen ... Alec Bailey
Jonathan Pryce ... Raymond Heacock
Camilla Luddington ... Cecilia
Jorge Garcia ... Father Malloy
Batman The Dog Batman The Dog ... Batman
Adrian G. Griffiths ... Tom
Kaitlyn Bernard ... Abigail
David Rossetti ... Pilot
Victoria Gillan Victoria Gillan ... Pilot's wife
Brian Downey ... Henry
Suresh John Suresh John ... Amir
David Christoffel David Christoffel ... Bank Executive
Anne Christie Anne Christie ... Bank Secretary
Gavin Liddel Gavin Liddel ... Greg
Igor Shamuilov ... Thug 1


Alec Bailey is a gambling, womanizing bankrupt electrical repairman who still is traumatized by the death of his twin brother Charlie. Without a penny and almost in the poorhouse, Alec learns he has an uncle, Richard Heacock, brother of his mother, who lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Richard offers to solve Alec's money debts with one condition - that Alec moves to and lives in Halifax for a year. Reluctant to the travel but threatened by a violent money collector, Alec accepts Uncle Richard's proposal. When he arrives in Halifax, he discovers the villagers believe he is "The Chosen One," a man with the ability to heal all diseases. At the same time, Halifax's local Sheriff starts a personal campaign against Alec in the belief that he's a fraud who's cheating people. Trapped by a situation that little by little overwhelms him, Alec finds a friend in Cecilia, a lovely local veterinarian. Richard tells Alec his ancestors are a family of healers with the gift to heal if it's in the fate ... Written by Chockys

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A man is burdened by a mysterious and undesired gift for healing people.


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All the money the movie makes will be donated to Paul Newman's, Paul Newman Foundation for children with cancer. See more »


At the 22.18 minute mark, when Alec opens the beer bottle, the bottle neck breaks and then he drinks from it as if it were unbroken. See more »


Abigail: When this song came on, we all danced!
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An unwanted gift for him, but not for the others!
24 February 2018 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

I don't think this was made from the religious perspective. I really liked the initial parts. It was nothing new, but such initiation always intrigues about how the rest of the film would turn out. Of course it was a comedy, but beyond that there's emotion. A young man is offered to clear his debts, in return he has to do what was told, that he has to spend a year in his ancestor's rural place in Canada. He's sent to there with a purpose. He ignores after learning about it, but when a young girl with cancer meets him, he could change his mind. So what happens next was a predictable twist, but a good way to end.

I don't mind watching Christian films. Because most those I've watched does not promote the religion. Instead, it revolved around people who believe in it. That makes us to understand them better. This was almost a similar one. I'm a big fan of tearjerker flicks, so expected that moment. But it was decent. That kid part helped to establish the film even better. I almost liked the film, except in the end, it all fell apart. Like it was waiting to change the neutral stance to religion. Otherwise, it is a nice film. That's why it failed to get a different sect audience. Still, fictionally, it can be an enjoyable one.


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