'The Secret: Dare To Dream'
(Katie Holmes, Josh Lucas, Jerry O'Connell, et al / DVD / PG / 2020 / LGF)
Overview: Based on the groundbreaking best-selling book by Rhonda Byrne, 'The Secret: Dare to Dream' follows Miranda (Katie Holmes), a young widow trying to make ends meet while raising her three children and dating her boyfriend (Jerry O’Connell).
A devastating storm brings an enormous challenge and a mysterious man, Bray (Josh Lucas), into Miranda’s life. Bray reignites the family’s spirit but, unbeknownst to Miranda, also holds an important secret — one that will change everything.
With its timeless messages of hope, compassion, and gratitude, 'The Secret: Dare to Dream' is an inspiring and heartwarming film that shows how positive thoughts can transform our lives.
DVD Verdict: 'The Secret: Dare to Dream' is a new romantic drama directed and written in part by Andy Tennant, the director of 'Fool's Gold' and 'Hitch'.
The film is about the young widow Miranda Wells (Katie Holmes), who tries to make ends meet and take care of her three children. A devastating storm causes damage to her home, which only makes life more bleak.
When she runs into mysterious man Bray Johnson (Josh Lucas), her life seems to be changing in a positive way. Bray offers her a helping hand in a positive way with all Miranda's problems.
Bray tries to convey his positive energy to Miranda and her children, but as Miranda starts to spend more time with Bray, she learns that he is also hiding something from her.
Sure there are times within this delightful film where they have trouble telling the message that life is going to, or will get better if you go through it in a positive way, but not everything in life can ever be perfect, can it now.
There is a truth deep down inside of you that has been waiting for you to discover it, and that truth is this: you deserve all good things life has to offer, is one of those messages that comes through, and more than once.
For we, as humans, are very lucky because we have life. Most times, without knowing it, a rather beautiful life at that, so the message that we must try harder to see this beautiful world and its beautiful people around us (let alone in these dark times, spend more time with our family and friends), is most definitely a message we can all get behind.
Indeed, we must not let others down in any way, purposely, of course, because one way or another they are playing their very own best versions of themselves. Thus, it is us who can help them rise, which, whilst being yet another message derived from this film, is also a most poignant one to let register.
Katie Holmes does yet another great acting job as a woman going through a rough patch, but without doing anything remarkable with this role, due to the confines of her character.
Whereas Josh Lucas does come across well though, as someone who tries to live life in a positive way and lends others a helping hand when they need it.
Overall, 'The Secret: Dare To Dream' is a lovely romantic story and gives the audience a view of helping others sometimes in reward brings happiness in return. This is a Widescreen Presentation (2.39:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Feature of:
• The Secret on Set
On September 29th, 2020, 'The Secret: Dare to Dream' will be available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.