Homeschool.com was asked to find a bunch of homeschool families to "product test" this movie. It's the story of a 10 year old boy, dying of cancer, who wants to do something important with his life, so he won't be forgotten. He chooses to break the world record of snowmen-building.
I've seen several movies about dying boys lately and I've noticed something in all of them. All the boys, who have less than a year to live, go to school all day and come home to play with their friends for hours only to have about an hour together with their parents right before bed. May I just ask: If your child is dying and you have very limited time left with them, why is education still such a huge focus for their day?
If I knew that my child wouldn't see his 11th year of life, there is no way on earth I'd be sending them off to school all day. I'd bring them home so we could be together. And not to homeschool them. To enjoy them, love them, and disciple them.
Ok, that's one thing that nags at me with these type of movies. The second was the 10 year old romance. No, no, no, I'm not letting my kids watch a movie about a little boy and the little hot girl who fawns over him (and in this case, makes him lie to all his classmates to impress her and them (and no, the fact that it was wrong was never brought up in the movie)).
Then the dying boy, whose parents have guaranteed that he'll go to heaven because "he's a kid, so he doesn't even have to be good", tells the school bully to "Pi-- off!"
I was done at that point. This may be considered a family movie, but it certainly isn't a Christian movie. I was unimpressed.