Mesh wrote:Also I had likability problems with the kid who played Sam.
Had a bit of this too. I like this review
, though I wouldn't go as far as he does. I watched it with my mom, who really loved it. When she was little, she lived on a lake in nowhere Indiana; movie apparently felt just like the adventure she and her brothers would go on, right down to seeking out little coves and inlets.
Despite my not quite liking Sam, I think this was the cinematic relationship I have cared most about in a movie, next to Wonderful Life. I wonder if the "Dear Suzy, here's my plan." "Dear Sam, my answer's yes." sequence resonated as hard for people who haven't had a relationship develop primarily out of correspondence.