This is a beautiful story of an unlikely friendship between two young men, who would have never been friends if not for a great dad. One is white and one black, a highly unusual friendship for the time. It depicts the hardships of blacks and the poor rural whites of that time.
There is a scene where because they are so poor, the dad(Billy Ray Cyrus) gives everyone pictures instead of real gifts for Christmas, because that's all he could afford. I cried watching it. It was so sweet.
The movie gets into some touchy areas, like the black struggle to vote back in those times. And the attitudes that went along with that struggle.
This is a really touching, beautifully made movie. I do highly recommend to all.
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