A Monster CallsDVD
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jacqui_a Nov 02, 2018
Like most film adaptations of books, A Monster Calls has to leave out a lot of secondary character development and compress the plot, to its own detriment. Pacing issues and plot holes aside, I did sob non-stop for the last half hour of the film, so bonus points if you enjoy sad movies. This fil... Read More »
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Frightening or Intense Scenes: Intense scenes with the monster and mum. Some monster scenes may be a bit frightening for younger audiences
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Who is the good guy here?
-There is not always a good guy, Conor O'Malley ... Nor is there always a bad one. Most people are somewhere in between.
A man of faith without faith. Believe is half of all healing. Belief in the cure, believe in the future that awaits. Your faith is valuable ... so you have to be careful where you put it and in whom.
It was not that he was actually invisible. It was just that people had become used to not seeing him.
Con, are you listening? One day, if you look back and you feel bad for being so angry you couldn't even speak to me, you have to know that that was okay, that I knew. Because I know everything you need to tell me without you having to say it out loud. And if you need to break things, by God, you break them. Break them, good and hard. And I'll be right there, Con. I wish I had a hundred years. A hundred years I could give to you.
How can both be true?
-How can a prince be a murderer and be loved by his people? How can an apothecary be evil-tempered but right-thinking? How can invisible men make themselves more lonely by being seen? I don't know.
-Your stories never made any sense to me.
Because humans are complicated beasts. You believe comforting lies while knowing full well the painful truth that makes those lies necessary. In the end, Conor, it is not important what you think. It is only important what you do.
-So what do I do?
What you did just now. You speak the truth.
You think it's easy? You were willing to die rather than speak it.