Finding Normal

Movie review by Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media
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age 10+

Faith-based drama pushes small-town life, converting.

NR 2014 80 minutes

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age 7+

Finding a Normal life

The lead character (Lisa) is intentionally off-putting, but that makes the love story hard to accept. As others have noted, big-city people are almost completely shown as less desirable people (in the tradition of the old B&W city slicker gets out-done by a country bumpkin). At times, Lisa is too ignorant or obnoxious to seem real; however, the message (if taken down a notch) is good. I might have just missed it, but I didn't hear any clarification about the judge's absent wife (at his age, being a widower would be 'normal,' but why didn't nosy Lisa ask) or, more curiously, any mention about Kim's father. I was irritated by the love interest not wearing a seat belt in his pick-up. There are a few errors, in particular the fiance's being able to drive 2000 miles overnight. The scenery is appealing, and the camera work is mostly quite well done. All the people in the town are appealing except for a few who seemed cloying.
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