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Wish You Well

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Well-shot, moving drama uplifting but has lots of tragedy.

Movie NR 2015 100 minutes
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This is a bleak drama about a family enduring a number of tragedies -- the death of a father and a mother's illness -- and a great-grandmother's fierce determination to defend her land and legacy. In the midst are a number of dramatic encounters, from bullying and abusive parents to racist hatred and power grabs that favor the rich and well-connected over the honest and hard-working.

There's a lot to enjoy here, from the beautiful Virginia landscape to the lush cinematography, and the characters are tough, enduring types who don't seem to let much get them down. But you're still watching kids grieve the loss of their parents and find their way to a truth they can grab hold of, and the persistent heaviness that hangs over the film and its slow, unfolding pace will make it tough for most kids to sit through.

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