Louder Than Words (2014)
This inspiring film, based on a true story, finds a couple, John (David Duchovny) and Brenda (Hope Davis) trying to put their life together after the tragic death of their young daughter, Maria (Olivia Steele-Falconer). As they deal with their numbing grief, they discover a way to honor their daughter's wish for health and well-being for all children. With the help of their community, led by good friend Bruce (Timothy Hutton), they establish a children's hospital called the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital... a state of the art health facility that brings the whole family into the healing process. Instead of being torn apart by their tragedy, John and Brenda celebrate their very special daughter and help thousands of children and their families.(c) Arc … More
as John Fareri
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as Bruce Komiske
as Maria Fareri
as Stephanie Fareri
as Michael Fareri
as Julie Fareri
as Eddie Stolzenberg
as Dr. Lansen
as ER Nurse
as Steve Marchwinski
as Girl in Hospital
as Steph's Boyfriend
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Critic Reviews for Louder Than Words
While its heart might be in the right place, its brain is perhaps less so.
This the kind of overly manipulative, Hallmarky picture that's too busy overdosing on saccharine and smarm to flesh out any of its characters, or make a single spoken word of dialogue resonate.
Hope Davis and David Duchovny give solid, moving performances as grieving parents in this inspirational heart-tugger.
"Louder Than Words" goes out of its way, and almost takes pride in, eschewing actual heartfelt emotions-so much so that, by the end, it is hard to even care.
Is this story compelling? Will it keep your attention for its 95-minute running time? Is it worth the ticket price? Sadly, the answer is: not quite.
The title refers to the adage that actions speak louder than words, but a movie that reduces children and parents to cardboard saints doesn't say much.
They've made a film about bereavement in which the departed person rarely disappears for long.
A true story, good intentions and meandering filmmaking make for bland uplift in the family drama "Louder Than Words."
Frustrating to watch, as Louder Than Words does feature some promising conflicts that suggest a more profound film is on the way.
It's a feel-good film with an infectious sense of fun and inspiration that brings out the best in people instead of catering to their lowest instincts.
Louder Than Words obviously means well, but its brand of cheap uplift is the kind of cheese that actually breeds cynicism.
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