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Secondhand Lions

Actors: Michael Cain, Robert Duval, Haley Joel Osment, Kyra Sedgwick, Josh Lucas
Release Date: September 19, 2003

Notes: This is a wonderful feel good movie. Complete with a balance of Heroes and Villains. The story takes place in an America of the past. Where things are still in transition from the first World War. The open spaces of the land are still there to be challenged and tamed. And people are sometime bigger then they may seem.

Our young protagonist needs to learn to survive this age of greed and upheaval. And as fortune would have it, he is destined to be raised by the most unlikely distant uncles anyone could ask for.

There are, in fact, several unique stories intertwined within the main plot line. Each one with it's own journey and message. Sometimes of hope and sometimes of resignation. The end is a bittersweet mixed blessing. But then so are each of the characters.

Well worth watching with the whole family.

M J Flack