Saturday, March 26, 2011

Movie Review Friday: The Last Brickmaker In America

Welcome to another Movie Review Friday... on Saturday! :) This time, we are taking a look at the family-friendly DVD The Last Brickmaker in America. Enjoy the review, and be on the lookout for more DVD reviews coming soon!

I recently had the chance to watch The Last Brickmaker in America DVD with my family. Starring Academy Award Winner Sidney Poitier, The Last Brickmaker in America is a heart-warming story of a despaired senior brickmaker by the name of Henry Cobb. After his wife's death, he quits his job making bricks, and resorts to farming. But when the local school is building an addition, and troublesome Danny comes along, things change. Danny is only 13, but is seeking refuge from his arguing parents on the edge of divorce. That's when Henry learns that he has a chance to make a good income by making 22,000 bricks by hand in eight weeks for the local school, and he has Danny to help him. But after a tremendous rainstorm ruins his work so far, Henry knew there was only one thing left to do: start over again. It is up to Danny and Henry to not only make enough bricks in a short period of time, but also mend relationships with Danny's parents.

There were several things I enjoyed about The Last Brickmaker in America, but I think what I enjoyed most was the message of perseverance. Though not explicitly a Christian film, this film shows that when we refuse to quit, we will see the results of our labor. I also enjoyed the tenderheartedness of Henry, that turned out to be exactly what Danny needed to overcome his problems. Through Henry's father-like attitude toward Danny, Danny turns from being a troublemaker to being a hard, dependable worker. On the other hand, I thought that the selection for Danny's parents was rather lousy, although they did do a good job of portraying them as heroes when necessary.

The Last Brickmaker in America was not my favorite movie of all times, but I really enjoyed the heart-warming, 100% family friendly plot of the video. Slightly intense at times, and humorous at others, this film is definitely one you can watch the family on family movie night. You will enjoy the unique way that Danny's family reunited in this heart-warming story.


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1 comment:

  1. Good review there I will have to check out that movie some time soon to see if I like it or not :)


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