A man is said to die in a fire. A girl's dad has died.
A middle-aged woman has not gotten over being given up for adoption as a baby. Parents need to know that Waiting for the Miracle to Come is an odd story set in a fuzzy s-ish past featuring a girl who learns at her father's death that her mother was adopted. Mom has stewed in anger and depression for years and has refused to look for her biological parents. The parents have in the meantime stayed on their ranch waiting for her to come look for them.
There's a fire and some deaths. Nothing here would be inappropriate for kids, but it's doubtful anything here would interest them, either. Original music is by Bono and Willie Nelson stars.
Add your rating See all 1 parent review. Add your rating. Her mother Sile Bermingham seems terminally depressed and the dad Todd Terry has left a letter behind trying to explain it all. He mysteriously urges Addie to visit two old people named Jimmy Willie Nelson and Dixie Charlotte Rampling who live nearby on a sprawling property that they call The Beautiful Place Museum, where there might be a "gold mine.
We learn that Dixie and Jimmy were living in their car at the time of the birth and, with broken hearts, gave up the child, always hoping she would return to them.
This is why when their property is being foreclosed on, they are afraid to leave, fearing their daughter will never find them. Throughout, the dead father speaks to and appears to Adeline, encouraging her to bring her mother to her aging parents.
This is a ponderous short feature 75 minutes that won't appeal to all audiences. It doesn't.
The part of Jimmy is said to have been written for Willie Nelson, so it's odd that he hardly gets to do anything here. Problems are raised and then in one quick line of dialogue solved. It's doubtful that any of this will be of interest to kids or teens used to linear narratives, never mind the quick editing and manic pace of YouTube, the now defunct Vine, and music videos. The setting and references won't help either.
The era remains unclear throughout. There's a Ford Galaxie, clothing from the s, and then a tape cassette not widely available until shows up.
To add to the confusion, the nostalgic sentiments about the greatness of Marilyn Monroe that took some years to develop after her death in are discussed as if she'd died decades earlier. It doesn't help that a ghost talks and appears to his daughter. The one strength here is the extraordinary and enduring poise and intensity of Charlotte Rampling.
But with God all is possible, the provisions exceeds what I have been expecting, thou receiving reproach but God is seen us through these situation. The second thing I believe God for is the healing of my 26 year old son. Keep counting the ways God blesses you. My plate over flows. Major Supporters. I can not withstand the lonliness of being without her and her little daughter one more moment.
In general, it's impossible not to wonder about the filmmaker's intentions. As the story winds to its unsatisfying conclusion, one is still left wondering. Families can talk about how difficult it would be to learn that one is adopted. Why do you think Addie's mom doesn't want to meet her birth parents in Waiting for the Miracle to Come? How do you think Addie's mom feels when she reads the loving letters her father wrote to her every day after he gave her up?
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