Joshua's Heart

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"When love ends you divide things and go your way. But how do you divide a little boy?"
  • 1990
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 6.4  (291)

Joshua's Heart is a heartwarming family movie from 1990, starring Melissa Gilbert, Tim Matheson, and Matthew Lawrence. The movie tells the story of a young boy named Joshua (played by Lawrence) who is trying to make a difference in his community by helping the homeless. The movie begins with Joshua witnessing a homeless man being harassed and bullied by a group of teenagers. Moved by the man's plight, Joshua sets out to help him and other homeless people in his area. With the help of his family and friends, Joshua begins his mission to provide food, shelter, and dignity to those in need.

Despite being only 12 years old, Joshua is determined and resourceful. He stands up to bullies and gets creative to find ways to help the homeless community. He uses his own allowance to buy food for them and even builds a makeshift shelter in his backyard to provide a safe place for them to sleep.

Along the way, Joshua faces many challenges, including opposition from his own family and community. Some people think he is too young to make a difference, while others see him as a nuisance. Joshua's father (played by Matheson) initially disapproves of his son's efforts, wary of the potential danger and legal trouble that could arise from aiding the homeless.

Melissa Gilbert plays Joshua's mother, who is torn between supporting her son's humanitarian spirit and trying to protect him from the harsh realities of the world. She worries about Joshua's safety and his emotional well-being, but ultimately supports him and helps him navigate the challenges he faces.

Despite the obstacles, Joshua's heart remains steadfast. He continues to help the homeless with unwavering determination and compassion. His efforts gain national attention, and even a United States Senator takes notice of his work.

The movie brings an important message about the issues of homelessness and poverty, and encourages viewers of all ages to get involved and make a difference. It's a touching story about the power of one person's kindness and determination to change the world.

In addition to the important message, the movie is beautifully shot with picturesque landscapes and heartwarming scenes that stay with you long after the credits roll. The cast's performance is impressive, and Lawrence's portrayal of Joshua is particularly noteworthy for a young actor.

Overall, Joshua's Heart is a must-see movie for anyone who believes in making a difference and standing up for what is right. It's a touching family film that reminds us of the power of compassion and the importance of community.

Joshua's Heart is a 1990 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4.

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    1 hr 35 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (291)
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