Recommended for ages 12 and over
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe
Writer: Gus Blanco
Producer: Bobby Grubic, Daniel McCarthy, Grace Feeney
Director: Grace Feeney
Runtime: 13 min.
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Neil Gillen, Hannah Swain, Sean Mulligan, Elena Varela, Cristina Franco, Eric Hunter
The story follows Daniel, a teen that can't stay away from technology. He is always texting friends on his phone, messaging friends on Facebook, or playing MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing games). However, he ignores the people that care about him the most, his family. One day, this behavior causes him to be thrown into a mystical world where he meets Lizzie, a wise seven year old girl, and her protector. They must lead Daniel away from a faceless figure, so he can return safely home. The journey leads Daniel to a crisis point in his life.
This story brings attention to the dangers of texting while walking and driving along with a lot of other good lessons. It is a short tale of one boy who did not pay attention to anything around him because he was so caught up in texting. He also did not have time to listen to his mother or watch out for the things around him. Then one day he learns a valuable lesson when he and another collide due to texting. This event takes him on a journey that shows him the way home.
"Geronimo" is an interesting way to get the point across regarding texting at inappropriate times and what one may miss. It also is a story of paying attention, telling people that you love them, counting to ten when you are scared and listening to others. We award this film the Dove "Family-Approved 12+ Seal due to some content that may be frightening to younger children.
Language: H-1; Asinine-1
Violence: Boy hit by auto; bear is stabbed with stick; bear and Grim-reaper go over a ridge.
Drugs: Boy in hospital.
Other: Texting while walking and driving; the Grim-reaper.