“I hope audiences will take away that feeling of how unique life is. Sometimes we take life for granted and sometimes a movie can remind us of how volatile, how fragile and how ephemeral things are – but also how magical. Sometimes a story can remind us about the beauty we’re surrounded by, the people we love and the gifts that connect us” –Gabriele Muccino, director
The Road To Redemption.
This film reminds me of something the great poet Rainer Maria Rilke wrote: “Do not believe that he who seeks to comfort you lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. His life has much difficulty… Were it otherwise he would never have been able to find those words.” This is exactly the realization that Ben come to as he opens himself to the optimistic life-view of Emily. The film encourages us, while on our journey of redemption, to be open to the unexpected God-sends, like Emily. Or, better yet, be like Emily to others!
There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer; no disease that enough love will not heal; no door that enough love will not open.
–Emmet FoxAuthor, The Sermon on the Mount: The Key to Success in Life.