Measure of a Man, The
Suitable for any age.
Video Release: 11/20/2012
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Writer: Elizabeth Waite
Producer: Elizabeth Waite
Director: Andrew Waite, Elizabeth Waite
Runtime: 93 min.
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Jarin Stevens, Jennica Schwartzman, Jules Hartley
After being raised in an Oklahoma orphanage, 15 year-old Donald makes his way to California during the depression. He meets Emogene, the daughter of poor migrant farm laborers, and together they set out to break the cycle of poverty and ignorance. This is the inspiring true story of Donald P. Bailey, a charming, and eccentric father of... nine, who's charisma and optimism set him apart from the average dad. But his golden voice made him a legend to his posterity for generations. His unique life is remembered through the eyes of his daughter, Elizabeth.
This is a good family movie that will bring tears to your eyes! The story is about a man named Donald and his legacy. He was a family man who loved his family above all other earthly things. His story is told by his middle child, Lizzie.
We see Donald raise his family and then learn of the lasting impressions he leaves with them. We see his past including fighting in World War II, getting married, etc.
The themes include being a good family man, appreciating your dad and parents who are only here on Earth for a short time, and appreciating the little things in life. The film, based on true life incidents, is humorous and entertaining while making some good points. We are pleased to award this movie our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal for all ages.
Sex: Kissing between a husband and wife.
Language: Geez-1; Shut up-1
Violence: A flashback of a fight and shoving, tackling; boy stung by bees and face swells with a small amount of blood; boy accidentally drives over younger brother who survives.
Drugs: Talk of moonshine and moonshiners.
Other: Death and grief; brothers argue; brief scene of husband and wife disagreeing.