Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter Source:
Jason Atkins, Wesley Legg, Darren Moorman
Lynn Collins and Michael Ealy
In this film inspired by true events, successful author/illustrator Samantha Crawford is living a charmed life, until her husband is murdered. Sheís plunged into despair, and loses her faith. Itís only after an unexpected meeting with a childhood friend, Joe, that she begins to feel a faint glimmer of hope. As she sees the impact Joe has on so many people, her heart is opened to new possibilities. But when she is pulled back into her husbandís murder case, her newfound hope will be tested.
This movie will inspire you to walk on the clouds! That's really the theme as Samantha Crawford is reminded of the book she once told her husband she wanted to write. A story about a little bird that encountered the storms of life but by walking on the clouds learned that the sun still shines above the clouds. Samantha forgets this for a time after her husband dies by being shot during a robbery. Her husband was a good man who occasionally handed out two dollar bills to people to remind them that love is like a two dollar bill, there are plenty of them around but it's rare to see them. He made the point that love should not be hoarded or hidden.
Samantha gets to the point of despair and actually puts a gun under her chin in an alley and is close to taking her own life when an event takes place right in front of her which changes her life. She helps out some needy kids and is reunited with her best friend ever, a school mate named Joe. Joe is battling for his life as he is on dialysis but he keeps a great attitude and reaches out to hurting kids. He once had an experience with God, in prison, and he has never been the same since.
This movie touches the emotions, lifts the spirits, and speaks to everyone who is going through the "storms of life". Samantha's hope is renewed by film's end although we won't give the details away. The movie includes some nice humorous moments too such as when a city boy milks a cow on a farm and gets sprayed in the face with the milk. See this one soon and you just might feel like walking on the clouds yourself. We recommend this movie for ages twelve plus due to a few sophisticated themes and moments of violence. But the film's remarkable message of hope is inspiring.
Content Description: Sex: Kissing by a husband and wife. Language: A few racial comments such as "coon" and "crackers". Violence: A man is shot and some blood is seen on his body and mouth but it is not gratuitous; the scene of the man suffering from the gun shot is seen a couple of times in flashback scenes; a woman removes a gun from a glove compartment a few times in the movie; a woman puts a gun under her chin but does not take her own life; a woman holds a gun on a man; a man is on dialysis and a bloody opening on his body is briefly seen; a running girl in the street is hit by a car but the sound is heard and the moment of impact is not seen and she does survive; small amount of blood seen on girl's head; it is said a young girl saw her mother murdered in the apartment where they lived; a prison fight with a man punching another man several times and a bit of blood is seen on the beaten man's face; a man's hand is cut and we briefly see blood; some men almost beat up two other men in prison but one man diffuses the situation; young boys get in a fight in school and punches are thrown; a boy trips a young girl in school; man seen with a knife; a very brief scene of a man with pool of blood under his body as he is near death from failing kidneys. Drugs: A few characters smoke cigarettes; a man is seen with a cigar in his mouth; a woman drinks a bit but then later says she has quit; a brief scene of some guys drinking beer around a fire; a man has prescription pills in a bag for his medical condition; a man is on dialysis. Nudity: Mild cleavage. Other: A young boy has a young girl help him steal food from a store but he regrets it later on; some racial remarks as a young black boy is called a "coon" and the word "crackers" is used a lot by a black man toward whites; a woman goes through periods of grief after her husband dies and she doubts God's goodness before being restored; a man yells at a boy; a man spits.