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“You’ve Got a Friend” Movie Review

Isaiah 30:19-20(NKJV)—19) You shall weep no more. He will be very gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when He hears it, He will answer you. 20) And though the Lord gives you the Bread of adversity and the Water of affliction, Yet your teachers will not be moved into a corner anymore, But your eyes shall see your teachers.

This Hallmark movie came out in August of 2012. This is a touching movie that is good for the whole family. It deals with having to go on after losing loved ones to death. Tragedy followed by friendship and kindness from others which helps bring healing and a little joy back in a child’s life.

It is a moving drama about Bobby, a 12 year old boy who loses his parents in an automobile accident. He is sent to live with his uncle (father’s brother) and aunt. He faces the challenges of meeting new friends and a new life with a struggling couple who finds themselves instant parents and learning how to deal with everything.

Bobby has an inventive passion of his late father’s dreams of building a soap box derby racer he and his dad had designed together. His uncle dislikes the idea and tries to deter him and persuade him to spend time at the family hardware store business instead.

Bobby has other plans. He secretly finds a mentor in town. John Schneider plays a loner—former town champ of yesteryear he is a Vietnam vet and handyman. There is a lot of conflict about their growing friendship. Between Bobby’s teacher and new found friend and mentor, he finds a support system that helps his healing process.

There is a very good message about wrongful judgment of people without walking in someone else’s shoes. If you like soap box racing, you will like this movie. It is about growing friendships and forgiveness and moving on after death of loved ones.

Colossians 3:12-13(NKJV)—12) Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, long suffering; 13) bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.




About Susan

I have always enjoyed writing little things, poems, devotionals, little short stories and bible studies. I love God and want to glorify His name and I love praising Him. I live in upstate New York with my Chihuahua-Snowball. My children are grown and left me with an empty nest. I have lots of time on my hands and love to fill it with God's Word.

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