Raising Izzie

Movie review by Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media
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Intense movie about orphans heavy on grief, faith.

NR 2014 87 minutes

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Raising Izzie

This is a sincerely excellent movie. It is well acted, well written, and has a wonderful storyline. It did, however, deal with some very difficult issues for both children and adults (make sure you watch this one with a box of tissue handy; you will need it). Any child who has lost a parent or close relative should only watch this movie with a caring adult . Any adult who has struggled with infertility should understand that it is an intrinsic part of the storyline . It is, however, an excellent movie for exhibiting to a child how they can persevere through loss, that loss is not an excuse for giving up on life and its responsibilities . I also like the theme of God throughout the movie. After losing both their mother and father to illness, the two sisters in this movie have opposing issues on the subject of God; the younger who, who only remembers her mother, continues to believe in God, while the older sister, who remembers losing both parents, does not. The older sister realizes by the end of the movie, however, that God works in his own way, that His plan is not always our plan, and that He is the only one with the complete picture.

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