Alec Bailey, an electrical engineer, has been struggling after the death of his parents and twin brother, Charlie. The Healer. After that weekend, Alec is particularly moved, revealing that Charlie, his twin brother, had died of cancer. But all he wants is to be an ordinary man. I watched this one and agree with every word you said. His uncle explains that their family has a secret gift to heal that skips a generation. Doctor John Lassiter has a strange gift - the ability to heal people miraculously. Jamie Lou Stenzel is the vocalist behind the feature song. During the credits, we also see multiple shots of the Seriousfun children’s network: a network of camps for seriously/chronically ill young individuals, as they dedicated the film to philanthropist, race car driver and actor Paul Newman, one of its beneficiaries. The town, however, is understanding and simply thanks him for the miracles he got to perform. Two days later, he moves to his uncle's house in Nova Scotia. He’s a big mess and wants nothing to do with being a healer. [3] Brian Costello of Common Sense Media awarded the film three stars out of five. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The Healer is bright, full of light and love, and beautifully filmed. His distant uncle Raymond Heacock (Jonathan Pryce) offers to absolve his debts if he comes to stay with him in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Thanks for commenting. The USA release of The Healer is dedicated to philanthropist and actor Paul Newman, who started a free camp for kids with serious illnesses. The Healer is partly a standard Christian-driven production about how believing in God and wanting to do good can create miracles. Alec goes to church, angrily asking God for the gift back and to not let Abigail die. Paco Arango wrote the theme song, “We Take Our Fun Seriously,” for the worldwide ending credits of The Healer. Needing money, he starts working with Cecilia, who is a veterinarian. “A true healer is the one who heals himself first so others can benefit from his own healing.” – Hong Curley. The Healer is a 2017 family comedy/drama directed, written, and produced by Spanish filmmaker and philanthropist Paco Arango. After many years as an educator and writer, Virginia retired from working life. All the money the movie makes will go to Paul Newman Foundation for children with cancer. [4], "Camilla Luddington, Jonathan Pryce Board Rom-Com 'The Healer, "The Healer will donate all its proceeds to children's charities: Watch the exclusive clip",, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 19 October 2020, at 16:52. Directed by Paco Arango. Paul Rhys stars in a two-part drama by GF Newman. As well, miracles, do happen, though not as spontaneously as depicted in the film. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Review: Rebecka Martinsson – Updated with Series 2 News, Review: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Review: Someone Has to Die (Alguien tiene que morir), Review: Live Twice, Love Once (Vivir dos veces). The Healer is a 2016 Spanish-Canadian-American comedy-drama film written and directed by Paco Arango and starring Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Camilla Luddington, … Strangely, one by one, each of the people that came to him to be healed, were actually getting cured, even though Alec refused to see them and told them he was an engineer, not a doctor.

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