A Monster CallsBlu-ray Disc - 2017
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AL_TATYANA Aug 29, 2017
This movie is a real masterpiece! I sat stunned for some time and in tears. A beautiful and gripping story. I feel like this is one of those movies that will stay with you for a long time. You will learn so many things. In a metaphorical way the movie shows what the boy had to go through to cope ... Read More »
AL_TIEGAN Jun 04, 2017
Very well done! The movie stayed so true to the book. There some slight changes between the movie and the book, but I thought they were beautiful and made a lot of sense to the story as a whole. Just remember your box of tissues for this one.
AL_NANCY May 01, 2017
Have a box of Kleenex ready for this movie and book. The movie is well done and follows the book very well. It is not a movie for young children. The subject matter is best suited for older teens. The yew tree under the boys window comes to life each night and tells the boy 3 stories and then ask... Read More »
"A Monster Calls" movie and book. Connor, a young teen is visited by the monster each night at 12:07. The monster happens to be a yew tree who comes walking to tell Connor three stories. After the three stories Connor must tell the monster his own truth. The story is heartbreaking. Re... Read More »
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Who is the good guy here?
-There is not always a good guy, Conor O'Malley ... Nor is there always a bad one. Most people are somewhere in between.
A man of faith without faith. Believe is half of all healing. Belief in the cure, believe in the future that awaits. Your faith is valuable ... so you have to be careful where you put it and in whom.
It was not that he was actually invisible. It was just that people had become used to not seeing him.
Con, are you listening? One day, if you look back and you feel bad for being so angry you couldn't even speak to me, you have to know that that was okay, that I knew. Because I know everything you need to tell me without you having to say it out loud. And if you need to break things, by God, you break them. Break them, good and hard. And I'll be right there, Con. I wish I had a hundred years. A hundred years I could give to you.
How can both be true?
-How can a prince be a murderer and be loved by his people? How can an apothecary be evil-tempered but right-thinking? How can invisible men make themselves more lonely by being seen? I don't know.
-Your stories never made any sense to me.
Because humans are complicated beasts. You believe comforting lies while knowing full well the painful truth that makes those lies necessary. In the end, Conor, it is not important what you think. It is only important what you do.
-So what do I do?
What you did just now. You speak the truth.
You think it's easy? You were willing to die rather than speak it.
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