The COVID-19 has got A LOT of people “down” and feeling like there is no hope of ever getting out from under it. I am one of those people.
I used to be a “happy-go-lucky” person. I smiled a lot. I looked forward to a new day. I was always looking forward to the future. These days I’m the total opposite. The pandemic really has me down. Admittedly I am depressed. I’m not clinically depressed, it’s just the pandemic has got me feeling really “down.” I hope and pray it’s over with soon.
I really need to keep my mind focused on more positive and happy things. Books, television shows, movies, you name it.
I recently had the opportunity to watch a movie screener for a new film, The Secret: Dare to Dream. It was just the positive film I needed to watch.
The Secret: Dare to Dream stars Katie Holmes, Josh Lucas, Jerry O’Connell, and Celia Weston.
Miranda Wells (Holmes) is a widow raising three children on her own. She’s in debit. Her roof is leaking. Her car is a piece of junk. Nothing seems to be going right for her ever since her husband was killed in a plane crash.
Miranda is in a relationship with her boss, Tucker (O’Connell), and also maintains a good relationship with her mother in law Bobby (Weston).
One day, Miranda bumps into a stranger (literally) named Bray. They have a minor “fender bender,” where Miranda’s fender is literally bent and fell off. Bray offers to fix it for her so that they can avoid the costly insurance claims and repairs. Against her daughter’s better judgement, Miranda allows Bray to follow them to their home.
While at their home, Bray offers to help out with other minor (and not so minor) repairs around their home, including fixing their roof when a tree crashes through it during a storm.
Helping out around the home is not the only thing Bray does for the family. He also teaches them some “life lessons” based on the widely popular book, The Secret. For examples, he teaches the family that they are a magnet, and how you can attract the things you want in your life. Just then there is a knock on the door. It’s a pizza delivery man with pizza for the family. The family is in awe because they were just talking about how much they wanted pizza.
It seems like Bray came into Miranda’s life, just when she needed someone like him – someone to not only help out her and her family, but also to bring a more positive perspective to their lives. Even Miranda’s boyfriend and mother in law like Bray.
Was Bray’s meeting with Miranda all by chance? Or is there another reason why he happened into their lives? To find out, you need to rent or purchase The Secret: Dare to Dream. Look for it on streaming services and VOD such as iTunes, Amazon and Apple TV.
I watched this film with my husband. He thinks it’s a “chick flick,” but I don’t necessarily see it as such. He also likened it to a film you would watch on the Hallmark Channel or UP TV. I don’t consider that a bad thing. I happen to enjoy the movies I watch on those channels.
I am not necessarily a fan of Katie Holmes (I honestly don’t know why) but she really pulled off the “stressed out mom” character. You can see it in her face just how stressed and overwhelmed she is by her current situation (home falling apart, in debt, raising kids on her own…). Kudos to her for really diving into this role whole-heartedly.
Josh Lucas is wonderful in this film. There is just something so believable about him. His character is very likable. I found myself rooting more for his character than Katie’s.
Jerry O’Connell didn’t have as big of a part in this film as you would think. I would have thought his character would have been a bigger part in this film, seeing as how he’s dating Katie’s character and his girlfriend is hanging out with another man. You’d think he’d be suspicious and/or jealous.
The kid actors are pretty good in this film too.
I liked this film. It’s a feel good film. Just when it seemed like all hope was lost, suddenly things happen to really turn things around.
I didn’t find the film “far fetched” or overly “mushy.” It was somewhat believable (it COULD happen the way it did in the film).
You can learn more about the film here – The Secret: Dare to Dream.
Below is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.
*I received a free screen copy of the film to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.