on 2 May 2006
Seth Adkins is excellent as the young boy who returns home to his mother after having been abducted and mis-treated by his father. He trusts nobody and finds it very hard to adapt to his new friendly environment. If any performance is worthy of an award, this one is. But it's not all gloom and tears; there are some humorous yet touching moments. Andrew (Seth) slams his face into his birthday cake, and when asked the number of eggs during a maths lesson he replies, with a grin, "Scrambled!. When he smiles you have to smile with him. When he cries, you cannot resist the lump in your throat. When you remember that this is a true story, you are amazed at how cruel life can be, and of how love can repair the most damaged of hearts.
on 4 August 2006
I took this DVD out as a recommendation by Amazon and having just watched it, I feel almost duped. While it may be a true story and I sympathise the tragic consequences, the film has been very poorly portrayed and certainly not believeable. The young actor who plays Andrew is good but totally let down by the adult actors. Don't really want to berate it too much, but it was very disappointing and definitely not worth watching in my books! 0 of 5 stars!