Behind the Waterfall
A wonderful journey helps Tommy and Becky discover the importance of faith and imagination, teaching them to believe in something greater than themselves. After the recent death of their father, Tommy and his teenage sister Becky are sent to visit their aunt in Erinville for the summer. Their adventure begins when Tommy and his cousin Alex meet Mr. Connors, who teaches them to look at the world in a different way. With the help of Mr. Connors, Tommy and Becky begin to understand that how they look at the world will determine it they are able to move on with their lives. Tommy and Alex find the courage to love and heal, “Behind the Waterfall.”
Once again, Feature Films for Families has produced a good family film. Initially, when Mr. Connor’s dialogues with the children focus on fairies and banshees, my thought was that this was given too much focus in the lives of young children. As the story line develops, and it becomes clear that Mr. Connor is taking them from fairy belief and into a Higher Power belief, I found the progression to be acceptable. It’s great to have children’s imaginations sparked with seeing shapes/animals in the clouds and listening quietly to their thoughts. While growing inwardly, the children come to know with certainty that loving and trusting come not from believing in fairies, but in our Maker! This is recommended for family viewing, but it doesn’t quite live up to previous releases.