“A Season For Miracles” was released in 1999. It stars Carla Gugino, Kathy Baker, David Conrad, Laura Dern, Patty Duke, Lynn Redgrave, and Mae Whitman. It is a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie.
To read my review click here. I want to warn you this blog entry contains spoilers.
This movie is about a woman trying to save her sister’s children from foster care by taking them to a small town where she is mistaken for a missing heiress. While there, a miracle occurs with the help of an angel.
Why do I love this movie so much? It’s the emotion. I can’t help but feel connected to the characters. It’s like I’m on the ride with them. It’s also how human and flawed the characters are and how well the actors communicate this.
Emilie and her sister grew up in foster care which is why she is so desperate to keep her niece and nephew out of foster care. Her sister is under arrest but in the hospital because of drugs. This is a repeating pattern in her life. Her children love her but she isn’t capable of loving them back. This makes watching the children blossom and learn to love and trust so very special.
I love seeing the angel intervene here and there while, for the most part, allowing the characters to set their own path. She’s there to guide and help but not control.
It is rated G but I don’t think young children will understand it. Other than that, I think it would be a great movie for families to watch together. It’s also a reminder to be thankful for all we have and the importance of our community.
If you haven’t seen it I hope you give it a try. If you have, I'd love to hear your thoughts on the movie. Happy Viewing!