John John in the Sky – Edited
Faced with a rocky marriage, dead end job, and a disrespectful son, John Claiborne’s (Randy Travis) life has become a big ball of frustration. As a child growing up in Mississippi, he dealt with an abusive father and a rather laid back mother. In those days there was only one person he could count on to befriend him and that came in the form of a young, mentally challenged woman. The two shared the same dream of one day building a plane that would eventually fly them away from their problems. One day, tragedy strikes leaving John and his mom alone. Now in his adult years, a mysterious letter forces John to come face-to-face with his past.
The concept for this movie really blew me away. It’s about a young boy who has nobody he can count on. His father is abusive and his mother is too scared or too lazy to do anything about it. He doesn’t have any friends. Just when things couldn’t seem to get worse, he meets a young lady with mental problems. Suddenly John feels that there is someone who understands him and how he feels. The two of them get to know each other better and eventually agree that the only way to escape is to build a plane and fly far far away. There were no offensive elements in this movie. That may be because it has been edited, but I have never seen the original version so I’m not sure. All in all it was a really moving movie and I recommend it for everyone.