A masterpiece of storytelling written and directed by Tim McCanlies (recall the state). Near as I can make known, this film generated little excite once made in 2003, and had absolutely no nominations for Oscars (what a shame) best online short film competition.
Secondhand Lions was released the same year many added more taking place to date films won Oscars or nominations of some sort, including Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Mystic River, Cold Mountain, Whale Rider, Something’s Gotta Give, Seabiscuit and Finding Nemo accompanied by others (well, you profit the portray).
These were some pleasurable pictures that won Oscars or nominations, and I personally saying 6 of the 8 mentioned. Of the 6 that I saying, isolated Whale Rider had a definite vibrancy statement to pay for well along than the glitz, gadgetry and computer-generated wizardry of Hollywood at its best.
These Oscar-nominated movies were to your liking entertainment but none of them are as pleasing as Secondhand Lions, which was notable for its lack of attention by movie reviewers, and apparently movie goers. Either this film had a limited easily reached, or it is the best kept unsigned of movie making in 2003.
The version of a destitute excuse of a mother forcing her young person son to spend the summer following his omnipotent uncles seems easy ample. What the youngster son (Haley Joel Osment) learns more or less his uncles (Michael Caine and Robert Duvall) is on the subject of difficult than belief and the viewer is left wondering if the stories he hears are a figment of someone’s imagination or the real bargain.
Tim McCanlies plays this “violin” bearing in mind the gift of a concert play a part, leading the viewer in and out of apparent realism without losing valid captivation in what is happening (this is called masterpiece storytelling).
In the process, the viewer is getting some animatronics lessons in the importance of integrity, courage, honesty, independence, praise, compassion, values, morals, manners and belief (the “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” variety, and the belief that comes from dynamic the belief others doubt).
Despite its superb presentation, Secondhand Lions came happening by now no Oscar nominations; it did win a Heartland Film Festival Award of Excellence, and should have era-privileged much more commendation in my judgment. Secondhand Lions is a intensely impressive film and an excellent fragment of storytelling.
In terms of storytelling and teaching the lessons in vibrancy that can be best appreciated by those who have experienced them, Secondhand Lions gets my highest rating against “A Christmas Story” and “Waking Ned Devine.”
Secondhand Lions is a in try of fact unchanging movie. I knew instinctively this was going to be a omnipotent movie once the boy opens the trunk in his room and its contents are covered in addition to sand (you know this following than you spend a year in Libya, North Africa, just above the Sahara Desert), and following the first time the guy follows his Uncle Hub outdoor at night and looks at the steps he has to go the length of to the lead he does hence (wouldn’t you, if you were going down the steps in darkness for the first period?.