Thursday, March 01, 2007

Movie Review: Evelyn

This weekend we were able to watch the movie Evelyn (trailer). It's a heart warming story about an Irish father's battle to regain custody of his children after his wife has left him and the government takes his children away. Desmond Doyle, played by Pierce Brosnan, is a hard working father who is abandoned by his wife, his vicious mother in law then notifies the Children's Aid (or equivalent) that confiscates his children and they are taken away to be raised in Church run schools. The movie then focuses on his legal battles to win back his children, a battle that takes him all the way to the Irish supreme court.

I loved the movie it was totally moving and every character played their part perfectly, especially the young actress who played Evelyn. My biggest surprise was that even though the children were staying at church-run facilities, the movie didn't bash the church at all. In fact, with the exception of one sister, every religious character was portrayed in a fair or positive light. This is a wonderfully uplifting movie, and I highly recommend it.

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