the secret: dare to dream movie review - Aussieboyreviews


The film features positive thinking and follows a widow who meets a man with a positive mindset. Despite some mild language, The Secret: Dare to Dream is a good movie for older kids.


As a widowed mother struggling to provide her three children with a comfortable life soon meets a kind stranger who offers to help repair her car and roof after a storm, her outlook on life is changed by his attitude of positive thinking.

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Movie details

Director: Andy Tennant
Cast: Katie Holmes, Josh Lucas, Jerry O’Connell, Celia Weston, Sarah Hoffmeister, Aidan Brennan
Writer: Bekah Brunstetter, Andy Tennant, Rick Parks
Release Date (Australia): 30 July 2020
Runtime: 107 minutes/ 1h 47m
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (PG)

The film includes mild themes of death.

Violence (PG)

The film contains a brief depiction of a bloody wound and a depiction of a woman slapping a man across the face.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film contains a single use of the word “ass”, in addition to the words “hell” and “damn”.

Sex (G)

The film contains a brief and very mild reference to a woman sleeping with a man.

mpaa rating

PG (for language and an injury image)

Aussie boy's thoughts

The Secret: Dare to Dream is a rather entertaining drama centring the impacts of positive mindsets. However, the romantic aspect is predictable and always feels needless. It slowly appears throughout a fascinating plot relating to a kind stranger lending help and comfort to a widow. It was foreseeable that there was going to be some sort of passionate love, but a singularly obvious theme thankfully does not destroy how uplifting the film is.

If anything is surely noticeable about this book adaptation, it’s the comfort, coziness and spirit. Dare to Dream is a brilliant family feature worth saving for a snuggly-blankets movie-night. Again, the story is very nice and the characters are very likeable and appealing.

It’s also the dramatic situations saved for the last 30 minutes that are very average components for family-targeted romance-dramas, although the film paces well towards the satisfying ending. Understandably, some people and even children will find the movie’s focus quite dumb, but The Secret achieves what it was meant to do, without deserving big rewards or too much praise. It’s really kind of uneasy to believe that the uplifting messages somehow had an impact on some people.

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