I just finished watching a movie I had never even heard about before. Do you watch American Idol? I watch it quite often, and love the background stories you hear. You know those down and out type stories, the ones that you know is where the singers are "feeling" the songs. You then hear them sing and you feel lifted. Well that is this movie, Lifted.
Lifted is the story of Henry, a middle school student in Alabama, who finds refuge in music from the challenges of his surroundings: a drug addicted mother, a Reservist father recalled to active service in Afghanistan, the financial stress of a Reservist’s pay, a racist, redneck grandfather, and bullying schoolmates. A singing competition provides Henry the vehicle for his personal triumph.
This movie is very moving. I had goosebumps so many times, especially hearing the singing. Uriah Shelton, as Henry, is a wonderful singer. The accompanying singing by his father (played by Dash Mihok) and friend (played by Seraphim) are just as great. The songs "Knocking on Heaven's Door" and "I Miss You" will probably bring on some tears!
Following Henry, and his family through the movie you see so many of the struggles families go through these days. The ending is especially touching, and will have you soluting our American Soldiers. The story will move you to tears! I think this is one of the best movies I had never really heard about before. I think all Americans should watch it!
I say go rent it (I got it on netflix) and then go leave them a comment on facebook telling them how great it is!