The reviews are mixed on this one! But this is typical of small indie type films. One critic wrote, “If you want to see a movie about faith and the power of it. This will be the choice for you.” Most, however, have been more subdued in their commentary.
The thing that went through my mind was the Luke Wilson connection with his brother’s “suicide attempt.” Owen Wilson, as you might remember, was taken to St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California on August 26, 2007, after a reported suicide attempt at his Santa Monica home. So, here is a film about HOPE! Here is a film about overcoming depression. I think there is a very real connection here.
I believe Luke took this role to say something encouraging to his brother and to all of us. That is: There is hope , no matter how depressed you might feel. Hang in there!