In updating Shakespeare’s "The Tempest," writer-director Mike Cahill focuses on the magic worth finding between a father and daughter. That’s why the film sticks with you. It’s a gift. show more
The treasure of the film is the unearthing of the family bond, magically played by Douglas and Wood. show more
Wood is excellent, but this is a career highlight for Douglas. His depiction of the manic Charlie stays surprisingly grounded and prevents the story from being a naive celebration of mental illness as a kind of freedom that it so easily could have become. show more
Loved it! Simple magnificent acting.
This is a slow moving story with predictable results. Rachel Evan Wood and Michael Douglas do a good job of handeling their roles. The story line is predictable and plodding yet developes the bond between the father and daughter in a touching way. To me the pay off is the ending scene. If you have been paying attention it is a touching way to end. Overall I liked the movie very much. Anyone who can't sit back and let the story develope will be disappointed but those of you who allow a movie to slowly set up its pay off will be delighted.
This movie was much better than I had expected. Jodie Foster deserves an Oscar for her performance. Terrence Howard did a great job also. The story was very compelling and the time flew by too quickly. The ending was perfect. The language and the violence were a little rough but at least Hollywood used some common sense this time and gave it an R rating instead of a PG-13. Overall, it was a great movie.