This is the story of Michael Landon, according to his son, Michael Landon Jr. A very human and not so angelic portrait is revealed in the movie. The pain of Michael Landon’s son, Michael Landon Jr., is a big part of the story. The son idolized the father when the son was a boy but when Michael has an affair and leaves his children behind the son deals with the turmoil of the experience. Michael Landon Sr.’s experiences are revealed too, such as when his mother hung up his dirty bed sheets outside the window of the house as he was a bed wetter and how it embarrassed him.
Although Michael’s affairs are revealed they are done so to reveal how much pain it caused the children and the movie makes the point that children of divorce suffer a lot. Although there are sophisticated themes in the film it is a movie worth watching and we are awarding it our Dove Seal for ages twelve plus. This one shows that pain can be a hard thing to get past, but that it can be done.