I’m not a fan of the Lifetime channel. I’m not sure how my wife sits through movie after movie watching women be abused and exploited… not my cup of tea but most women seem fond of the channel.
I say this because most women, my wife included would call me an emotional dope, lacking in feelings and compassion because I despise the movies on this worthless channel.
Truth is… I cry, I really do. This is not something I would do in front of anyone but alone, when watching and inspiring movie, I will shed a tear.
Those tears come because I do have feelings. And in our new country, the one we will soon build and populate with people who think like I do, we will have emotions and will care for the well being of others.
We will be moved by others, those who have lost loved ones, those who suffer and have to deal with an often unfair life.
So, with that in mind, this brings me to this movie review.
When a movie can bring someone to tears it means, at least to me, that it has a story that needs to be told.
And, if it is a movie that has bad acting, directing and from a small studio and can still produce a man to crying like a baby it should be held in even higher regard.
The movie lifted is small budget and maybe could be described as a bit hokie. The acting is not so great but in spite of it all it makes you think and it solicits raw emotion.
Normally I would do a full review but what I did this time was looked into the reviews others had left to see if someone would say something bad about this movie.
I wanted to find someone who gave it one star and bad comments so we would all know the type of people who will not be welcome to our new country… In fact, they will be considered enemies of our new nation.
I was pleased to find that for the most part, the commenter’s left 5 star reviews, some of which I included because it showed how moving this movie really is.
Several people said they had never left a review but were compelled to do so by this stirring flick. ( These people may make great additions to our country and prove that there are still good people left in this world!)
Of course I found the folks with the one star ratings… I knew they would be there. I can’t even fathom what it would feel like to be so dead and hateful inside.
Yes, the movie had some bad acting, may have been cliche, even a bit slow at points.
But if you watched this movie and have any respect at all for our country and those who serve it, you would never in a million years leave some of the comments I read, unless you were filled with a lot of evil and were cold and dead inside.
Pretty harsh, and I would even understand someone not liking the movie but either leaving no comment or one that was sympathetic of our military and their families.
I know there will be those who disagree with me and that’s fine, we are trying to weed out those who will not be granted citizenship anyway, so fire away with your comments.
And, speaking of comments, here are some 1 star comments as well as just a tiny sampling of the many, many 5 star reviews. Again, the fact that so many people left positive comments warms my heart and gives me hope.
5 Stars: First time watching this.. this brought lots of memories, great ones, sad ones and angry ones.. The point was that I have never thought about life in general as much as i did while watching this movie.. every one goes through a tough stuff from time to time.. but we all need supporters.. I would give this movie 10000000000000000 stars and more.. amazing movie.. I’m dying to watch it once again.. I’ve never cried in any movies until this one..!!!! LOVE THE MOVIE..
5 Stars: I loved this movie. It was very heartwarming and also stirred many emotions. My son is on his second deployment in Afghanistan as I write this. I found this to be a very beautiful dedication to those who serve our country. God bless all those who are serving in the military and all their family.
5 Stars: I DON’T write reviews for movies but I have to for this one. This is one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. I can’t even describe the emotions that ran through me as this movie unfolded. If you are looking for a movie that you can relate to or just to pass the time, this is it.
5 Stars: For me this was the movie of the year. I truly enjoyed it from beginning to end. I found it to be heart-warming and soul stirring all at once.
5 Stars: Have seen many movies but this is the 1st one that has moved me to write a review … yet I am speechless!
5 Stars: This is the only movie that I will ever preview on this site…Thank You God For our Soldiers.. Fallen or still with us. This was an amazing potrait of what our familys give up to keep OUR COUNTRY FREE! Grab a box of tissues and settle in for a life changing (in my opinion) movie! The relationship between mother and son is a all too familier one that we face in todays society. I pray that anyone who watches this will see what the U.S.A really stands for, or rather the familys and soliders that made our country…..
1 Star: white trash… bad acting.. stupid story… good to show to slow boys and people with ideology from the 20′s… ( does this ridiculous comment even warrant one from me?)
1 Star: Lifted is a movie filled with the stereotypical views of the modern family as told by the xenophobic, jingoistic, proselytizers who have never left their gentrified neighborhoods. Set against the backdrop of a teen singing competition, young Henry Matthews has to deal with school bullies, a drug addicted mom, his fathers recent deployment to Afghanistan and a plot twist “lifted” from one of the biggest movies of 1999, someone needs to let M. Night Shyamalan know his twist ending was stolen. Henry hits the stage and growls his way through covers of pop songs, enhanced by the generic beats from his fathers laptop computer. Lifted is the perfect example of how post September 11th America has taken the idea of patriotism and used it as a marketing tool and means to make money. ( this commentor obviously has a thesauras and fancies himself an intelligent word smith – too bad he’s so self absorbed and hateful to over look the movies weakness and see how beautiful the message was.)
1 Star: You are all a bunch of emotionally blinded people with your empty patriotism. Dream on you simple minded fools. ( huh?)
1 Star: Pretty cheesy acting, and singing. If you’re tired of J.Beiber, you’ll roll your eyes with this one. The boy is 5 years younger, and sings like a girl. And the father acting like 50 cent is just a joke. And every performance is prerecorded with obvious autotune. ( the music represented the boys relationship with his father, who cares about autotune?)
2 Stars: Not a movie I would sit through again. The plot is sentimental, but it did not bring me to tears. It is an appropriate movie more targeted for young teens. ( I’m a middel aged man and I cried, the fact that you did not means you are emotionally dead inside)
Run Time: 108 minutes
The chance to shine in a singing competition offers
much-needed hope for a Southern middle-schooler who’s drowning in
worries, from bullies in the halls to turmoil at home — and the news
that his reservist father has been called back to Afghanistan.
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