Based on 28 votes and 11 reviews
Mediocre. Decent and heartwarming story about a great guy, but hampered by some bad acting and/or bad directing (it's sometimes hard to tell whether apparently bad acting is really just because the director insisted on the actor doing it that way). It can be a bit cringy at times. Also, I'm pretty sure the scenes that took place nominally in Illinois were actually shot in Arizona, where the rest of the story takes place. Perhaps the budget didn't allow for a location that didn't make suburban Chicago look like a desert. I think the film is bound to be overrated because it's a good story about such a genuinely wonderful person, and some people have trouble separating that from the fact that the movie in many other aspects is pretty marginal.
So thankful you did your story Frank! Behind every good service founded for the good of man is a story of survival. Very touching to know that you found a true love through Kitty and her strong support for you and what was accomplished! May God continue to richly bless your foundation!
Horrible acting and production value. I think it would have done better as a series.
Lame, this film was a joke. It almost seems as if a couple people got together with their friends and made a film. The story of Frank has potential. But they straight up butchered it.
This film depicted the good, bad, and ugly parts of Frank Shankwitz's journey that led to the founding of one of the most incredible non-profit organizations in the world. GO SEE IT and be prepared with some tissues.
An amazing story of how one man can make a difference in this world. Funny, touching and inspirational. Loved taking the journey and watching how one boy’s dying wish has helped so many to Make-A-Wish. Wow!!
Fantastic film, locally filmed, fantastic to find out how the ending revealed how make a wish came to be. Truly inspiring.
BEST MOVIE I'VE SEEN IN YEARS. TAKE LOTS OF KLEENEX.
Fantastic and inspirational movie. I cried and laughed throughout the movie. Bravo to Theo Davies on an awesome script.
Warm story of how a great organization came to be. Now its world wide!! Make a Wish!!
It's an amazing story and it's hard to believe it's true. It's inspiring, uplifting, and you'll feel good when you leave the theater.