Movie Review: “Little Boy” (4 out of 5 Stars)

PolitiChicks.comby Holly Woodland

“Do you believe we can do this?” “Yes!” is the theme of the newly released faith based film “Little Boy.”  From executive producers Roma Downey and husband Mark Burnett (“The Bible”, “Son of God” and “A.D.”), “Little Boy” is the story of Pepper Flynt Busbee (nicknamed “Little Boy” due to his height) and the strong bond he has with his father who goes off to fight in World War II.

After a live show with a magician where Pepper (Little Boy) is convinced he has super powers, Pepper decides to use his gift to end the war and bring his father back. The local priest, Fr. Oliver (actor Tom Wilkinson) tells Pepper his faith in his powers will be stronger if he fulfills an ancient list of 6 compassionate acts that includes, “Feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, visit the sick, etc.”. As Pepper goes on his way to fulfill the list, he befriends a local man, Hashimoto (actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) who the town berates because he is Japanese. Along with Fr. Oliver, Hashimoto and the love and support of his mother (actress Emily Watson), Peppers faith in his abilities guides him to move mountains (literally) and use his belief in his powers to end the war to bring his father home.

The film “Little Boy” is a powerful testament of faith and has already proven to be controversial to the Hollywood elite as it’s message rattles their usual cinematic cynicism in Christian belief.

(Official movie trailer: “Little Boy”)

Holly Woodland

Holly Woodland is a native Californian who has been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. In 'real life' she is a working actress, author and now Holly Woodland, a Hollywood film critic. Holly began her acting career on the stages of New York and leading theaters across the country. Once gaining her professional theater credits, she moved back to Los Angeles where she appeared in several television series including: Weeds, Grey's Anatomy, and was a regular comedic sketch artist on Jay Leno's Tonight Show for several years. She has authored many live theatrical productions, which are currently running across the United States. Holly's travels both in this country and abroad gives her the perspective of what she feels real people want to see in entertainment, whether it be films of today or the glorious films of the past.

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