The acting in this film is simply terrific. The lead actress gives an emotionally powerful depiction of her character in this tale of a woman's difficult life. The realistic emotions are displayed on-screen throughout the film, as the lead actress effectively brings emotion to the screen. Other performances also shine, as there are some note-worthy elements (good delivery of dialogue, etc.) Not only is the film well-acted, it is an inspiring story that has a good message of redemption that will surely touch audiences. Other themes include forgiveness. These themes will be powerful for many audiences. However, it is worth noting that there are some unsettling scenes that, quite frankly, disturbed me as well for a while. Particularly one scene which I will not spoil, is effectively enhanced by the emotionally powerful--and disturbing--acting. This scene could disturb sensitive viewers, and the mature themes are too much for young kids. The film deals with alcoholism, tragedy, etc. Still, this is a movie worth seeing, but best left to mature/older kids and up.
A Cross to Bear
A Cross to Bear
A Cross to Bear tells the unflinching and inspiring story of Erica, a would-be dancer with no family connections who finds herself fighting alcoholism and living on the streets with her newborn child after being left by her boyfriend. One ill-fated night, a tragic event shatters Erica's life. Traumatized and at rock bottom, she finds refuge at the home of Joan - a former nurse who has dedicated her life to helping women like Erica, Tina and Fae. Erica struggles to forge a new path for herself. As the cause of her personal hell is revealed, slowly, with the help of Joan's unique brand of tough love, the friendship of Tina, a former crack baby, and the guidance of other women who have found new beginnings at Joan's House, Erica finds the will to live and learns the redemptive power of forgiveness.
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September 22, 2022 at 02:29 PM