If you are a fan of the very popular book The Secret, then this is the movie for you. The concept of putting what you want out into the universe to attract positive thinking was a world phenomenon that people still believe in and practice today. When I heard they were making a movie about it, I knew this was something I had to check out. It is just the type of story that we need right now to give us a little hope.
Miranda Wells (Katie Holmes) attracts bad luck. Ever since her husband died five years ago, things haven’t been going her way. Juggling work at her boyfriend Tucker’s (Jerry O’Connell) restaurant, a house that is practically falling apart and three kids means that something as simple as a root canal takes a backseat. When a chance run in with Bray Johnson (Josh Lucas) occurs, Miranda’s life is changed almost in an instant.
A professor at Vanderbilt University, Bray is in town with a purpose. But what is his secret? Why does he keep extending his stay and how come he’s always turning up on Miranda’s doorstep offering to help her out?
A cute love story, this movie really does enable you to think about changing your thought process. While Miranda is struggling to see the good in her misfortunes, Bray is more spontaneous and easy going. The way he comes into her life and is seemingly welcomed with open arms by Miranda’s children really is heartwarming to see. And as Miranda starts to change her attitude, her luck changes which just goes to show that this method does actually work!
Though the acting was questionable at times and the storyline lacking in more depth, the meaning behind it at the end of the day makes this one worth a watch. Just don’t expect too much.