Letter Writer, The
Suitable for any age.
Video Release: 11/24/2011
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Writer: Christian Vuissa
Producer: Christian Vuissa
Director: Christian Vuissa
Runtime: 86 min.
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Aley Underwood, Bernie Diamond, Pam Eichner, Kylee Thurman, James Gaisford, Stella McComas
"The Letter Writer" is a drama about Maggie Fuller, a rebellious and troubled teenager who receives a life-affirming letter from an unknown source. When Maggie is able to track down the writer of the letter--an old man in a rest home she has never met--she decides to become a letter writer herself by being the old man's apprentice.
This is a wonderful movie with a nice redemption theme which families everywhere will enjoy. Sam is a Christian who writes letters to people from the phone book, people he feels "led" to write. He strikes gold when he writes sixteen-year-old Maggie, who tracks him down and finds him in a nursing home. Maggie has had a difficult upbringing and does some things she shouldn't such as stealing and cheating and arguing with her mother. But Sam's influence changes her life and he helps her discover her singing talent and she gets a chance to let it shine and make her mother proud.
We are recommending this movie for all ages, because of the few scenes of disrespect it should probably be watched as a family if you have young children. It has a lot of good elements in it and we are pleased to award this movie our Dove Seal. For you tender-hearted viewers, get the Kleenex out!
Sex: Passionate kissing between girl and her boyfriend; kissing by another couple.
Violence: Family tension as mother and daughter argue and girl disrespects mother.
Drugs: A character is hooked up to an I.V. in the hospital.
Other: Girl steals twice from mother and cheats but changes by film's end; girl turns music up and sings "Burn down the house"; in a few inspiring scenes Jesus is mentioned; death and sadness.