Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Eight years ago when this movie came out, I added it to my "to see" list. I never got around to it - not in the theaters, not soon after when it was on cable. But it has always stayed on the "to see" list, even tho the reviews were brutal. I don't know - something about it just stuck with me.
I've said it before & I'll say it again: Thank Heaven for TiVo! I happened to have caught that it was playing sometime this afternoon while I'd be at work so I set the TiVo to record and snuggled in this evening to finally see this movie!
I have to say, I enjoyed it. I found it wonderfully moving and meaningful. Costner's Dr. Joe Darrow is lost without his wife and lost without faith... did he lose faith when he lost his wife or, as a scientist, did he lack faith to begin with? What is so amazing to me about this movie is Joe's journey to faith, through faith. My favorite line is this one: "it's belief that gets us there."