'What the Night Can Do'
(Peyton Kennedy, JoBeth Williams, Stuart Margolin, Mercedes Mason, et al / DVD / NR / (2017) 2020 / Mill Creek Entertainment)
Overview: Luana is a 12-year-old girl struggling to grasp the world collapsing around her, as her parents separate and her estranged Grandfather falls ill. It takes one unlikely person to help her find her way.
DVD: Simply put, this movie is a quite endearing film that, at its heart, is a story about family values, reconciliation, and coming of age -- all through the eyes, and heart of a 12-year-old girl.
Directed by Christopher Martini and produced by Michael Hagerty, with Margolin and Tanya Hill serving as executive producers, the story is also a love letter to West Virginia.
Written by, and starring renowned two-time Emmy Award winner Stuart Margolin, with Max Martini, JoBeth Williams, Paul Sorvino, Mercedes Mason and Peyton Kennedy, touchingly, the film production also includes Margolin’s sons Chris and Max.
So this is a real family coming together to tell what will certainly be an engrossing story about a fictional one.
The story centers on three generations of family upheaval, with Margolin playing an ailing grandfather, who tries to explain to his granddaughter (played by Peyton Kennedy) that there are no guarantees with love.
She wants her grandparents to reunite after their divorce. But, he tells her, in the real world, things don’t always work out. He helps guide the young girl through the trials of love, loss and reconnection.
So, if you are looking for meaning in your life, or wondering where you went wrong, 'What the Night Can Do' may not have all the answers, but it sure does have some empathy and love for your situation. This is a Widescreen Presentation (2.40:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.