Saturday, February 7, 2009

Smile 2005

From NetFlix: Sheltered and privileged in sunny California, Katie's (Mika Boorem) perspective on life changes when she travels to China and meets Lin (Yi Ding), who hides her face because of a severe deformity. Brought together by a volunteer medical program, the young girls learn they share a birthday -- and a need to connect despite their divergent cultures. Sean Astin, Beau Bridges and Linda Hamilton co-star in this affecting coming-of-age drama. (Trailer on NetFlix link) 2005, 108 minutes

Jim Johnson of Mason Hill recommended this moving film.

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