So glad I bought this dvd. "A must see" for anyone with epilepsy or who knows somebody with this problem. I do not know anybody as such, but I think this film is an eye opener to this kind of difficuly and gives you better understanding and compassion, as well as admiration for the work parents, doctors, nurses and relatives do to help.
Meryl Streep is excellent in her performance as the mother of the sick child. Fred Ward, as the father of the child, is also very convincing in his role. Seth Adkins, the boy with the epilepsy, is such a good actor at his young age, that it was difficult to believe he did not have this disease.
The only complaint I have: " There are no other languages available than English as far as subtitles are concerned."
I still give this film 5 stars. Like I mentioned in my title, true stories always seem to outdo fiction.