“Buckets?” he asked. “Yeah, buckets,” I answered.
I haven’t cried like that in so long that I didn’t know until then that my right eye doesn’t produce tears. It is difficult to say much about this movie, called Ocean Heaven, except that my friend was spot-on, I cried buckets.
How do you recommend a movie, made in China, starring Jet Li, the martial arts movie star, subtitles and all, with more enthusiasm than some have shown for Gone With the Wind or Titanic? Easily, and in my case, more so.
I cannot think of a movie that has moved me more than this. It was better the second time, when I watched it with my husband, even though I knew how it would end.
All I can add is that this movie looks at the perspectives of both the autistic person and the struggles of the caregiver with compassion that I have never seen in any movie or documentary.