Rescuing Madison

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  • TV-PG
  • 2014
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 6.3  (598)

Rescuing Madison is a heartfelt family drama from 2014 that follows the story of Madison Sinclair (Alona Tal), a troubled teenager who goes through a traumatic experience and finds herself powerless to move on. The movie explores themes such as love, family, and redemption, as Madison's family comes together to help her overcome her inner demons.

The story begins with Madison, a high school senior, struggling to cope with the sudden departure of her mother. Feeling abandoned and alone, Madison turns to self-harm as a coping mechanism, which only exacerbates her already strained relationship with her father, Bill (Ted McGinley). Things take a turn for the worse when Madison's impulsive behavior leads her to make a risky decision that puts her life in danger.

In a bid to save his daughter, Bill enlists the help of his brother, Clark (David Rees Snell), and his nephew, Scott (Ethan Peck). Together, the three men embark on a journey to rescue Madison, who is stranded in a remote wilderness area with no means of communication.

As they navigate the rugged terrain, the trio confronts the issues that have kept them apart for years. Bill is haunted by the guilt of not being able to save his wife, while Clark struggles with his own demons, having left his family behind to pursue his ambitions in the city. Scott, a recent high school graduate, is still trying to figure out his place in the world and how he fits into his family's dynamics.

As they come closer to finding Madison, the three men discover that their journey is not just about rescuing her, but also about reconnecting with each other and finding strength in their familial ties. Along the way, they are also aided by a group of kind strangers who help them in their search for Madison.

The film's strength lies in its ability to balance intense drama with heartwarming moments of hope and redemption. It sheds light on the struggles that many families face in the wake of a traumatic event, and the importance of coming together to support each other through difficult times. The performances of the lead actors, especially Alona Tal, who plays Madison with incredible vulnerability, are impressive and engaging.

Directed by Bradford May, Rescuing Madison is a well-constructed but straightforward family drama that will appeal to audiences looking for a movie that explores the complexities of family relationships. The film's gorgeous cinematography and the stunning backdrop of the wilderness only add to its emotional depth, making it a memorable and thoughtful film.

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    1 hr 26 min
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    6.3  (598)