6 November 2016 | bkoganbing
Divorce ain't pretty
Young Thom Matthews looks like he's headed to the altar with Meg Gallivan, but at the last minute he starts to balk and instead writes a letter to his long estranged father who abandoned him and his mother years ago. He asks for a meeting, but as he narrates the letter we get a flashback to his childhood and what dear old dad played by John Ashton was life.
A Letter To Dad is a sincerely made effort talking about the evils of divorce. It's never a pleasant thing, but truly there are some people who make a mistake in their choice of mate.
Of course it's also never easy on the kids if there are any. That's a complex subject and I don't think any film could do it justice. This one tries, but there are no easy answers.
Especially when one is hemmed in by fundamentalist Christian parameters.