When sheriff Barnum investigates the death of an elderly rural resident, he discovers a teenage grandson living in the basement. Raised by his grandparents, he has experienced the world only through books, never leaving the family farm. He is sent to a state home for boys where he has trouble fitting in socially. His odd appearance and unusual abilities cause the small town residents to fear and ridicule him. However, not all are afraid. Some begin to view his potential and gifts with wonderment. —IMDb
Numa sociedade que levou a 'normalidade' às últimas consequências da mediocridade e da pasteurização, ser um ponto fora da curva pode ser desastroso quando você não consegue ser aquilo que esperam que você seja. Einstein disse: "está claro que nossa tecnologia ultrapassou nossa sociedade". A questão que fica é: será que conseguiremos virar o jogo algum dia? Nota: B+
This movie taught me so much when I was a kid, 1 moms favorite movie, great birthday present and I had to wach it with her to get what ever I wanted, 2 be what you want to be and raise your head high. One scene that will never lose my fascnination is the storm scene and what powder does to the guy that pushes him in the dirt puddle, that has always shown me who to be and until what limit we should give in. Love this!
Religion and social acceptance, Amy? They don't exactly go hand-in-hand.