This is a touching film about an abino boy (Powder), who has a the gift of telekinesis, which other cannot understand. Through misunderstanding they can only feel fear and hostility. This fear and hostility is regretable, because Powder has alot to offer those around him, he is able to give those around him insights that they can only dream of and can, though merely the use of his hands, re-start the human heart. The star of the film is Sean Patrick Flanery, without whom I believe the film would have failed. Flanery full shows how tneder, magnetic and electric a character Powder is. However you should also look out for great performances from Jeff Goldblum, as Powers Science teacher, and Lance Henriksen as the local sheriff.
After the death of his grandparents Powder is thrust in to the world and tries to become apart of society, but knows that it is impossible because people cannot understand him and fear his abilities. He inspires his science teacher who in the end wants to help to take Powder away from those who cannot understand him, or who will either harm him or will force him to harm them. The film is thought provoking and will throw you through a wide range of emotions until you reach the end, and what an end, it is certainly unexpected. Powder attempts to show an ideal, it brings forth the idea that technology has out-grown man, but man does have the ability to right the balance and out-grow all current and future technologies. It is a film that I will never forget, will watch again and again, and will forever alter how I view myself and the world around me. Buy it, you might be surprised at how you like it and cannot forget it.