The Lamp (2011)
Suffering from the loss of his only child, Stanley has secluded himself to a dark and lonely place. Sullen and without hope, he continues to hide from and neglect those he loves despite their attempts to reach out to him. In what seems to be the final days of their already strained marriage, his wife Lisa is presented with a strange gift; an old oil lamp from a far off land. Along with the lamp comes a mysterious messenger and and a question that causes them to search the depths of their hearts for what's truly important in life... If you could have anything you wanted, what would YOU ask for?
I like the storyline of this show,it attract me so much
Yawn. Poorly Filmed Snooze Fest.
People are voting emotionally.
Great story, amazing characters, superb action, enthralling cinematography. Yes, this is something I am glad I spent money on.
In July I was privileged to be invited to a prelease of 'The Lamp'. It is based on the book by Best-Selling Author Jim Stovall. Mr. Stovall is an awarding winning author of 14 books, four of which have been made into movies. Mr. Stovall's last movie 'The Gift' was released last year and as of July was still was one the top selling movies of our nations. Mr. Stovall had a dream to play pro football. While in college, Mr. Stovall degenerative eye disease and was told he was going blind. After a lengthy battle of accepting his blindness, he became an Olympic weight lifting champion. He has won an International Humanitarian of the year in 2000. Because Hollywood was unwilling to make Mr. Stovall's family films with the messages that he intended he developed the Emmy award winning Narrative Television Network. The movie stars an academy award winning Louis Gossett Jr., along with some familiar faces that you all will recognize from the hit television shows like NCIS, Lost, and 7th Heaven. The handicap children portray their own disabilities, as Mr. Stovall said "It is much better to hire a child who already knows how to run their wheelchair, instead of buying a wheelchair and then teaching a child how to operate it." Also be on the lookout for cameo appearances by Steve Forbes, and the blind Mr. Stovall as the limo driver. Although I won't tell you all the details, I will tell that it will be wonderful family movie with twist and turns along with a great message. The story involves around a family consisting of Lisa (Meredith Salenger, Annie) and Stanley (Jason London, 7th Heaven) were just your average middle class family trying to rebuild their shattered life riddle with anger and guilt over the death of their five year old son. Next door to the foster home is filled with children which a constant reminder that they no longer have a child. Miss Ester (L. Scott Caldwell, Lost) gives Lisa a very unusual Aladdin type lamp. Lisa shines the lamp and Mysterious Visitor (Louis Gossett Jr.) makes his appearance in the movie. Stanley meets the groundskeeper (Muse Watson, NCIS), at the ballpark, as he is watching Josh (Cameron Ten Napel), foster child as she plays baseball.Louis Gossett Jr. and Muse Watson's characters in this movie work through their various emotional issues toward finding healed relationships. Through the ups and down of the relationship of Miss Ester, the foster kids, Stanley and Lisa brings hilarity, sadness, anger, joy, frustration love, and compassion throughout movie. Even though I enjoyed watching this film, it had a good message about believing. This family film will be enjoyable for all ages. The film will be release September 20, 2011 on DVD. You can find more information about Mr. Stovall at his website at www.jimstovall.com. Recently 'The Lamp' was aired nationally on the Inspirational Network. The original article can be found here: iamhannahevans.tumblr.com
Lovely heartwarming film, good pace, simply done but big subject of grief, belief, trust and all the ingredients of life!! Acting very good and not 'cheesy' in any way. A film for all to watch, clean, good straight forward storyline with a little magic thrown in. Don't know why this has a low rating as all reviews are very good??? The learning curve for a grieving dad who blames himself for his son's death and his relationship with his wife is delivered at a good believable pace. With a need to feel empathy for him and the grieving mother is well delivered so the ongoing happenings are a joy to you, the viewer, and you share the storyline. It needs at least an 8.5. Albeit there are only 5 reviews to date I know and 'I believe' you will enjoy!!!!.
I saw the IMDb rating for this picture (3.9!), and almost decided not to watch the film. Thankfully, it didn't stop me. This was a pleasant surprise.The Lamp starts out pretty slow. You have the oft-used "funeral" beginning and a family grieving, fighting, struggling to re-enter life. I was getting a little weary.However, the story took some surprising and satisfying twists. By the end, I was smiling and pleased with the movie. You won't finish it in a bad mood.8.5 out of 10 stars.
A well made movie with the right cast to portray it. The familiar faces of the experienced cast immediately draws you in and makes you want to find out what they'll have to say.An often-overlooked perspective from a child helps to open someone's eyes and leads toward solutions. Even the dog is able to get through with solutions where humans couldn't. The premise of the lesson is apparent throughout, but you don't realize until the end.At times the story is predictable, but still keeps you looking for the twist. It does not disappoint. This is definitely a movie to be watched several times and called upon for reference or just to feel good and be reminded.I marked this as having a spoiler since I was granted pre-screening access, but didn't give away details, just generalities. You'll have to wait for it to come out, but be sure to see this one, it's worth everyone's precious time, just believe me!