It’s been awhile since any film has made an impact on me like August Rush or Pay it Forward. While “Lifted” should not be compared to these two films, it is a unique film that was both touching and aroused the same emotional feelings and response as the other two films.
Henry Matthews (Uriah Shelton) is a young, slim built, bullied boy, who is just trying to survive middle school. He was bullied in part due to his mother, who was a recovering drug addict, and the fact that Henry was a misfit in his class among his peers. At the same time Henry was an extremely talented boy who was not only charming and good looking but had a musical skill that stood out above the rest. A chip off the block of his Father, played by (Dash Mihok), who portrayed a Marine reservist and struggling auto mechanic, trying to make ends meet and help his wife with her recovery efforts.
This film captured my heart immediately in its opening scene. Uriah was singing with his Father at the table in an impromptu cover of “Sunshine” which was done extremely well as an opener, showcasing not only Uriah’s beautiful unbroken voice but showing the closeness of the family unit. [ti_audio media=”1646″] This opening scene was very refreshing, unlike so many other Hollywood films that always seem to feature divorce or broken home relationships. Continue reading “Lifted 2010 — Featuring Uriah Shelton”