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Avg. Rating: 4.52
A thoroughly enjoyable movie experience!
This is one of those movies that surprised both me and my wife in a very pleasant way.
Dennis Quaid and James Caviezel are father and son seperated by the father's death some 30 years earlier. Through a freak solar and atmospheric occurence, they are able to communicate through time via the father's short-wave radio.
Seeing the father with his son, as a 6-year old, in 1969 and their interaction 30 years later, is wonderful to watch. What starts as a touching reunion turns into a taut thriller as the son realizes that his interaction with his father has caused tragic and unexpected results.
The question that comes to mind is this. If you could save a loved one, would you do it if the result meant things about your life (or other people's) might change, for better or worse?
Dennis Quaid plays the working class, NY fireman as both loving and a bit hard-nosed. James Caviezel is great to watch as the son who has grown into a man who is not what he or his father envisioned, but who has a chance to redeem himself. If you have children, many of the situations will tug at your heart, but this movie is not pandering to your base emotions. It shows the paths that each life takes based on decisions and fate and makes you think about what is in store for each of us.
Some plot issues are glossed over a bit, but they do not interfere with the enjoyment of the film. The setting in the middle-class New York neighborhood gives a nice feel to the film and it is nice to see a movie that can show gritty realism and heart-warming interaction in the same two hours.
The video transfer of this DVD is very good and the audio will have you looking over your shoulder if you have a surround sound system. There are quite a few extras to sift through as well.
Load this disc, sit back in a comfy chair and be entertained.
"Frequency--The signal comes through loud&clear!
I had the opportunity to see this movie during its theatrical run this spring. I work for a movie theatre and to be honest, if I saw this trailer one more time, I was gonna barf. But, undaunted, I watched the movie anyway. It was really quite good. The story was fresh&original. Granted, it was a little far-fetched, but it was an intriguing drama. Dennis Quaid is a firefighter in the 60's with a wife&young son. During a failed rescue attempt, he perishes in a fire, and his son grows up without his dad. Flash-forward to 2000, and the son is a police officer struggling in his relationships. He uncovers his dad's old HAM radio, and through freak cosmic circumstances, he is able to communicate with his dad in the 60's prior to his death. Through their interference, they are able to alter the past, which then alters the future. It's a race against time in order to set things right in both eras. I don't wanna give any spoilers away, so I just say watch this film. Very original, and one of the best movies I saw this year. Keep a phone close by, because afterwards, you may just need to talk to dad.
New Line dropped the ball!!!
All the other reviews will explain the plot etc, what I will say is that It is one of my favorite movies along with my wife's.
It leaves you smiling at the end , One other thing in an Interview Dennis Quaid said New Line dropped the ball because they did not promote it well enough...........I could not agree more.
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