11 August 2014 | folkie46
beware of internet reviewers
This is mostly to set the record straight about this film. Jenny McCarthy wrote a book with the same title as this film. The book and the film have nothing to do with each other. Jenny McCarthy is someone who unfortunately has the power to promote her own ridiculous beliefs, which have ultimately caused a great deal of harm to children. This movie is about a family that did something that has helped thousands of children. Rene Ruiz either did not see the film, or is so delusional to think the movie was based on the book, and was disappointed there wasn't more about autism (there is nothing remotely related to autism in the film). The film is not the best made one in many respects, but it will trigger a strong emotional response as the dream becomes a reality. Most of the film is devoted to the events leading up to the idea to build a hospital and only the last third to the project itself. While in reality it took about 10 years from when Maria died until the hospital opened, the film makes it seems like no time at all. The persistence and I'm sure many problems that must have been encountered are not really captured by the film, which probably would have been much better focused on what it took to get it done. One final irony reflecting to the ignorant autism vaccine comments, if Maria in real life had been given a rabies vaccine, though there was really no reason she should have been, she would likely be alive today.