Memories of Life - A True Story
 
 
Studio: rposhard
 
Review Count: 176
Average Rating: 4.95 stars
Genre: Romance
Length: 7 minutes 52 seconds
 
Posted on: February 28, 2006
 
 
Film Description
**PLEASE READ THESE NOTES FIRST**

This is a sub-titled movie -- no voice-over. The reason for this is because I have no microphone and I felt the subject matter was too personal to have another person do my narration. I hope you will agree with my decision on this.

This movie is the closest I could come in The Movies Game to making a documentary on the life of my daughter, Lisa. This film comes from my heart, and is something of a healing process for me. I sincerely hope you enjoy my daughter's amazing, though tragic, story.
 
Featured Reviews
- JazzX

I hope all the stars you've got and all the warm words you've received here help in some small way.

I saw this film because someone started a thread in the "Your Movies" section - someone who was not you. You'd moved them to start a thread on your behalf.

This film is a lesson to us all when we start complaining about the price of petrol and one-star ninjas.

Give someone a means of expression (something that Activision and Lionhead totally failed to realise they had done) and they will tell you a story; often times that story comes from real life, harsh as it can be.

Death comes to us all - but, as you say, we are always woefully ill-prepared for the most certain of all events. Your Lisa was very courageous, the way you have told the story ensures that everyone knows that. And that's the beauty of your story - you have told us of a loving, brave young lady who would describe a bout of severe pain as a "date" with the doctor. Who wouldn't want to be remembered like that?

I`ve deliberately given this film one star, because I believe it would cheapen the memory of Lisa and my own feelings towards this film if I were to "play the game" and equate it with the likes of "King Kong" or "Blackbird" which are brilliant films, but mere entertainment.

Ideally, I would like to leave no stars at all - but you're not allowed to comment unless you give a rating. And you certainly deserve all the comments and support you have, and will continue to, receive.

Thankyou for your story. Lisa is certainly an inspiration to all of us.

Posted on March 20, 2006
- WorldCriticProductions

Love, compassion, and happiness. The only reason to continue living, and the power of releasing the sorrow and depression, is the biggest step towards peace of mind.

A wonderful movie, which sounds terrible to say, when speaking of sucha sorrowful moment. Deep, poetically written, no way to fault you.

I cannot say much more about this movie, it's too good for words, what we can tell you is it has been nominated for Best Movie, and Best True Story in our WCP awards ceremony on March 31st.

A movie that has touched us all, and likely to touch many more.

Posted on March 14, 2006
- beginnis

Emotional and beautiful. This will reach others who are going through trials and tribulations. Beautiful film that transformed my feelings.

Posted on March 1, 2006
- AnotherNewDawn

By far, the most emotional and bittersweet film I've ever seen on TMO. To take something so personal and share it with others using this medium is a monument to the power of film and storytelling.

We at 1000 Yard Stare Studios truly appreciate your courage in sharing, feel abject sorrow for your loss, and thank you wholeheartedly for the lumps in our throats and the tears in our eyes.

Angels in heaven, indeed.

Posted on March 1, 2006
- meteetsee

This is beautiful....It is pumped up with feelings,tragedy,emotion....regret.
This has to be the purest film on TMO and maybe even real life.
You brought a simple game...made by simple hardware...and turned it into raw emotions.
There is no reason this should even be rated.I feel wrong rating this because real life isn't rated......

Posted on March 1, 2006
- Dulci

Thank you for sharing this. You are very brave to bare your heart in this way. A piece of Lisa will live in me.

Posted on February 28, 2006
 
Reviews
- TheFlyingDuDe-Films

That was moving! You could feel all the pain of everyone mum, dad and sister and all the other persons who liked/loved her! I hope the film helped you!

Posted on November 10, 2007
- The-Spirit

This is possibly the most moving film on TMO.

Posted on June 4, 2007
- LeoStudios

I can not tell, write, type, and etc. what I feel this is the hardest movie I could see. She is an inspiration to everyone.

Posted on May 6, 2007
- Davidwww

No single person on this planet is ever prepared for the death of their child, I lost my boy at 6 months to cot death and theres not a day goes by I don't think of him and miss him. The hardest thing for anyone is to carry on. Thank you for sharing Lisa's story with us.

Posted on March 4, 2007
- JRSYBARRY

I'm giving you the top rating and not out of sympathy. You movie was very well done. I know that it took a lot of courage and stregnth to relive your tragedy. Your writing has captured your daughter's special beauty. I'm sure this wasn't an easy movie for you to make.

Posted on February 10, 2007
- Andy_inc

A truly touching film... Even I cried a bit, as I could feel your pain (and Lisa's). May she rest in peace.

Posted on February 10, 2007
- Haelent

This movie made me cry... Plain and simple, just cry. This is a truly tragic story, but even more so of Lisa's bravery and love for her family. Absolutely beautiful. May Lisa rest in peace, and God bless her.

Posted on January 10, 2007
- Ralfduran

Thanks you man. This is truly emotional in its own category:D

Posted on January 7, 2007
- Borkmensch

No comment

Posted on November 16, 2006
- Ajinkya

I did cry throught this movie, May Lisa Rest in Peace!

Outstanding work

Posted on September 15, 2006
- LIL_Martin

So good. So emotional. I'm impressed, it's hard to make a movie out of own expreriences in TM. Keep working!

Posted on September 3, 2006
- docontheweb

I wish I knew what to type, but I am honestly too choked up to really think about it. A few years back I had lost my best friend to a fall accident. Dealing with her loss was one of the hardest things for me to overcome. I must say I'm still not fully over it. This movie is a beautiful tribute to a great person. I am so glad that you have decided to leave it on TMO in order to show the world what a terrific person Lisa was. This is truely an inspirational piece.

Posted on September 2, 2006
- Dracin

Stunning. This tragic masterpiece was very good told and made, and I feel very sorry for your loss. This was one of the saddest movies I have seen here.
I'm glad you didn't have VO's, as it would ruin something, I liked it better like this. This was very good!
The movie deserves 5 stars, for beeing such a great emotional tribute.

Posted on September 2, 2006
- LauraJSoffe

This movie made me cry.

You sound like you were a wonderful dad, may Lisa rest in peace.

Posted on September 1, 2006
- Joe01522

thats the most touching film i have ever ever seen

Posted on September 1, 2006
- R33se

I find that this production has to be the most touching TMO movie that has ever been produced.
I can only imagine what it personally took within you to have the strength and courage to put this together and share your personal story like this.

Thank You very much.

-R33se

Posted on August 28, 2006
- wazmaster5794

Beyond entertainment
Beyond a film
Beyond beauty
Beyond creativity
Beyond belief


What you have created here is something beyond emotion. It is life's true story, all within the capacity of a game. A simple game can express the true feelings of life and the many who live it.

I see this not as a movie, but as a story. A message. Not something you would normally burst into on a weekend Movies expedition. I see this as a poem, blending the many thoughts of living and not living into a splash of emotion and bittersweetness.

Am I exaggerating? On some level, yes I am. But rarely does someone see a film with such magnitude as this.

99.9% amazing. The .1% was me blinking

:)

Posted on August 12, 2006
- BricksFilms

That was very touching I'm sorry about your loss. May she rest in peace, and God accept her into the Kingdom of Heaven.

Posted on July 30, 2006
- edlup56

I really cant comment on the quality of the movie I am too taken by the content and it has brought up my own painfull memories my villan was Musclular dystrophy I watched my brother waste away for 20 years
but I will not go into it here I feel so deeply for you, so much so i am at a loss as to what to say. nothing or no one can even come close to feeling what you are feeling I don't know what solice to give you except that i learned that sometimes we are given gifts and even though they are only with us for a short time, What they bring to us can never be neasured By time or anyother means.

peace and love to you

Posted on July 13, 2006
- Kekemi

Great movie!

Touched me a lot!

Thas all I can say. I feel sorry forthe loss of your daughter.

Take care!

Posted on June 25, 2006
- maggot

This really deserved 5 stars not like all the other 5 star movies.

Posted on June 1, 2006
- kos78

I watched this movie some time ago, but didn't leave a review. Perhaps because I did not know what to say. I will attempt to do so here.

From a personal perspective, the heart and love of a true father has been poured into this movie and flows right out into the lives of those who view it. I admire the honesty and openness with which the story is relayed.

From a technical perspective, the pacing may have been improved through brief pauses and/or changes of music in appropriate places, such as to briefly pause and highlight the relief of the success of the transplant, then followed by the tragic news that followed. As it is, the even tone of the music and the rapidity of the narration pushed on without giving a chance for full implications to hit the audience.

Overall, the movie is both heartwarming and tragic, taking the audience together with the narrator through a whole range of emotions. I admire the positive and hopeful ending -- that these are memories of life -- and that it is not the end of the story. All the best for the future.

Posted on May 7, 2006
- Judyann88

that was so sad crying now

Posted on May 3, 2006
- twistergt0

a sad story

Posted on April 29, 2006
- richke

Very very sad and touching. I feel sorry for the pain you have endured and i would never want to go through what you and yours went through.

As for the movie side it was good but not great. 4 stars.

Posted on April 14, 2006
- WishfullThinker

Editing : 3/3 - Good editing.
Dialogue : 3/3 - Subs are good, easy to read.
Plot : 4/4 - Its real life, can't say the plot was good or bad.
Scene/Prop use : 3/3 - Good use of scenes and props
Entertainment : 4/5 - A very touching, well made story. The only reason it didn't get a 5 points in this category is because it made me a little depressed, I don't like being depressed.
Music : 2/2 - Good selection of music.

Total : 19/20 - 5 stars- Excellent

Posted on April 11, 2006
- tedfreeway

Wow that was amazing. Thanks for being so helpful to me and others that play the movies. You have a lot of talent and are a very cooland generous person.

Posted on April 8, 2006
- MortusMaximus

wow... I can only say that i am deeply sorry for your loss... In no way does this movie even begin to compare with anything else on this webpage, or anywhere, really. I completely agree with Jazzx, this movie should not have a rating, but should have a link on the front page so that everyone can see it... But the only thing I can do is to give it 5 stars in the hopes it will keep it at the top of the charts, and won't be seen any more.

Posted on April 8, 2006
- ElizabethSusan

A wonderful tribute. Needless to say I am in tears, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

Posted on April 2, 2006
- Sarah_greenstone

this is a movie which i feel i should not have rated. This is life, you can not put a rating on life, but i gave 5-stars as it may help the healing process, you did a great job of expressing yourself in this, and we have all grown to love and miss lisa.

Posted on March 29, 2006
- akinis

Wow. that was so much more than a movie. I don't even know what to say. My prayers are with you. I don't even feel right rating it, it is such a wonderful tribute to your daughter. It hit me so hard i can't even explain it to you, i haven't cried because of any movie either a professional one, or an online one, but the tears are streaming down. I send as much online love to you and your family as I possibly can, and I thank you for sharing such an important part of your soul with us. The memory of your daughter Lisa will live forever in my heart, as i'm sure it will within the hearts of anyone who views this tribute.

Posted on March 25, 2006
- TheMGMKid1

A beautiful touching film of tremendous power. Perfectly made and beautifully told. A wonderful tribute to a loving and much missed daughter, sister, aunt. It goes to show that this little game that we have has the power to tell real human stories and touch people in unimagined ways. A rare gift to us all and the power of film is once again shown in this fine work. Bravo.

Posted on March 22, 2006
- yogi1234

No comment

Posted on March 22, 2006
- elfin12u

A beautiful tribute. I'm so sorry for your loss. So heartwrenching. She's looking in on you from heaven.

Posted on March 21, 2006
- bmaitland

If it looks like I'm crying I'm not I'm just um... peeling an onion?

Posted on March 20, 2006
- JazzX

I hope all the stars you've got and all the warm words you've received here help in some small way.

I saw this film because someone started a thread in the "Your Movies" section - someone who was not you. You'd moved them to start a thread on your behalf.

This film is a lesson to us all when we start complaining about the price of petrol and one-star ninjas.

Give someone a means of expression (something that Activision and Lionhead totally failed to realise they had done) and they will tell you a story; often times that story comes from real life, harsh as it can be.

Death comes to us all - but, as you say, we are always woefully ill-prepared for the most certain of all events. Your Lisa was very courageous, the way you have told the story ensures that everyone knows that. And that's the beauty of your story - you have told us of a loving, brave young lady who would describe a bout of severe pain as a "date" with the doctor. Who wouldn't want to be remembered like that?

I`ve deliberately given this film one star, because I believe it would cheapen the memory of Lisa and my own feelings towards this film if I were to "play the game" and equate it with the likes of "King Kong" or "Blackbird" which are brilliant films, but mere entertainment.

Ideally, I would like to leave no stars at all - but you're not allowed to comment unless you give a rating. And you certainly deserve all the comments and support you have, and will continue to, receive.

Thankyou for your story. Lisa is certainly an inspiration to all of us.

Posted on March 20, 2006
- kellwatt

Speechless.

Posted on March 19, 2006
- adamturner

I cannot think how hard it msut be for you. This storey has touched me and im to...i cant think of a word to discribe it. to touched to talk...i wish you and the rest of you're family and frinds best of luck.

Posted on March 19, 2006
- hangon

I never cry, but at the end, I thought I felt a tear on my cheek. I too have lost a loved one, but to lose one's daughter is an awful loss. Even if you had a micro-phone, I think that subtitles would have still been better. I wanted to tell you that time heals everything, and everyday it is a little bit less painful.

Posted on March 19, 2006
- GWnightmare101

Truly the most amazing, magical, touching movie I have ever seen.

Posted on March 19, 2006
- Jonne91

Fantastic movie.

Posted on March 19, 2006
- Watson_Productions

Simple, but full of the humanity that so many of us lack.

Posted on March 18, 2006
- gamemaster505

this movie had alot heart put into it

Posted on March 18, 2006
- Zoro524

gr8 so ggood cant say nothin

Posted on March 18, 2006
- Jeremy252

The exact same thing happened with my grandmother...this brought back a lot of painful memories, yet it helps me get through them at the same time.

Posted on March 18, 2006
- Shankey

wow

Posted on March 18, 2006
- CrayonX_2000

Thank you for sharing your story with all of us.

Posted on March 18, 2006
- Spo8

This is easily one of the most touching short films I've ever seen. The subtitles work so well to covey the incredible emotions attached to this story and those around it. I'll even admit that I was crying a bit by the end. My deepest sympathies to you and your family, and I'll keep you in my prayers.

Posted on March 17, 2006
- imaperson2

that was a very very emotional movie. to tell you the truth, it brought me to tears. I cant imagine the pain you felt. Im sorry for your loss.

Posted on March 17, 2006
- BlackSoldier5

Cry

Posted on March 17, 2006
- dana08

Wow! I'm so sorry. This is beautiful yet so so sad...........

Posted on March 17, 2006
- RobboUK

simple, these are films that deserve to be number 1, this was an amazing film, told so well and it was really touching.

Posted on March 17, 2006
- YoYoboy1

wow. you managed to tell in words what many have failed in 20 minute movies. emotion. despair. pain. but most importantly. love. the love for your daughter, the love for your wife. I cannot see myself ever surviving such a situation, and to make a movie about it is even harder.

I commend you, your wife and your daughter.

YoYoboy1 (chimpchilla)

Posted on March 17, 2006
- postmodernchuck

To be perfectly frank, I really wanted to dislike this movie -- cold and callous as it seems, I refused to watch this film for weeks, thinking it would be cheap, tawdry, sentimentalist claptrap.

I was so wrong. And I apologize for the assumption.

There really is an overpowering emotional intensity with this film that creeps up on you and never legs go, completely taking over by the film's final act. I didn't expect to be moved by this -- which is why I'm eating my words and celebrating the work you have shared with us.

It also struck me pretty hard when I realized that I am currently the same age Lisa was when she died. I simply cannot imagine that sort of courage...

Posted on March 17, 2006
- RaZzY28

i feel very sorry for you this must have been a hobbrilbe time for you, but on a brithger note this film was fantastic well done :)

Posted on March 17, 2006
- Moonlord1

Very good.

Posted on March 17, 2006
- razaron13

My condolences on the great loss you have suffered

Posted on March 17, 2006
- JaredBabinec64

A very good movie keep your head up man i may your daughtter,Lisa,R.I.P. This movie was very very good and so much passion and beautiful it made me cry to c the obstacles and struggles that u faced :( may Lisa R.I.P

Posted on March 16, 2006
- Jackal1984

Like many people have said its hard to critique this movie because the emotion behind it. If I thought you main point was to be critiqued I would but I feel it was just another form of greif. Sorry about your loss.

Posted on March 16, 2006
- victus_maestro

I don't cry, as a rule, and the last time I did is a long time ago. So the fact that I was literally tearing up watching this was very remarkable. Sitting here, watching a video made with a game, without any voices even, and I was on the point of bawling my eyes out.

I give every aspect of this 5 stars. The presentation, scene editing, everything. The story had the kind of emotion rarely seen anywhere online, or, as meteetsee said, real life even.

My sincerest compliments on your work, and condolences for your loss.

Posted on March 16, 2006
- jelly476

It was ok. I thought it was very weird. no offense

Posted on March 16, 2006
- aubieman

wonderful story, sad ending though. Brave family to make it through all of that and you have my deepest respect.

Posted on March 16, 2006
- Stormwhitelab

Originality: 10
Editing: 8
Dialogue: 9
Story: 10
WOW Factor: 10
Overall: 47 = 4.7 stars

Great movie! 4.7 gets rounded up to 5 stars! This was a truely amazing movie. It deals with things that happen in real life, and seems so realistic! The story was great and it was so original! It had the WOW Factor too! This movie is good in every aspect! Keep up the good work!

Posted on March 16, 2006
- TallDoof34

amazing movie

Posted on March 16, 2006
- Wilpatmo

Your movie tells the story very well. Great editting and scene selection. The ending was very moving. My condolences on your loss.

Posted on March 16, 2006
- Ator3098

A well written true story that deserves a perfect rating.

Posted on March 16, 2006
- renren84

That was very good and sad. I'm sorry for what you had to go through.

Posted on March 16, 2006
- millahnna

4.8 (5)
"Lisa seemed made out of love."

This is such a difficult movie to rate from an objective standpoint. The story itself is so touching, your daughter's generosity so obvious, that it's hard to look at the technical aspects and see them for what they are. Viewing the world through a sheen of tears does affect the vision after all. And I�??ve lost friends that would fit the description I quoted at the top of this review. I know the pain of losing the best of us. I�??ve always found it odd that it�??s such a consistent phenomena.

In the final analysis, this IS a truly excellent movie in terms of storytelling but I must agree with Apocryphon and Chagidiel, that the story is all there is, and that the ending might have included more to tie things together. You say you didn�??t know how many lives she had touched until her funeral. Perhaps a scene dealing with her friends and their emotions would have helped. I found myself with one key question at the end; how has the passing of a being made of love affected those she left behind? In the answer to this question lies the ending of a movie.

Posted on March 16, 2006
- pianoman160

An Emotional Masterpiece! A Beautiful piece of work! I feel devestaded and sad. A Movie that will never be forgotten. I will never ever forget the sad and devestating true story.

Posted on March 16, 2006
- H_Finocchiaro

There need to be more dads like you!

Posted on March 15, 2006
- philiscool

touching

Posted on March 15, 2006
- koolteenm

I'm Koolteenm and Oh my gosh! That was so Sad and it was true! Very Amazing film. Another sad thing is it happens everyday. Wonderful Movie. Now please rate my latest 'Broken Angel'. Tell me how to make a hot pick or emotional movie like you have here.

Posted on March 15, 2006
- rtistangel

Simply awesome and emotionally overwhelming. True art. You've set a new standard for meaningful films in this medium. We all appreciate you sharing your story and giving us something to aspire to.

Thanks.

Posted on March 15, 2006
- Betral

woo man. that was deep. it takes alot to go through that, but to share it with toher then, i respect you man.

Posted on March 15, 2006
- Shayneomac3200

This must have been hard for you to do. i hope all goes well on the road to recovery.
compelling
emotional
pure genious.

Posted on March 15, 2006
- sprague1980

OMG dude that was very very well done but sad. Congrats on your HOTPICK though! You definatley deserve it!

Posted on March 15, 2006
- heliopolister

Very powerful movie. My heart goes out to you.

Posted on March 15, 2006
- Cypher2009

Certainly one of the best movies (Screenplay wise) I have seen on the site. To be perfectly honest, I watched the movie expecting something sick at the end like some kind of punch-line, but it is extremely moving. What's worse is that it happened. I'm probably not the first to say this, but think of it that Lisa's pain is over.

Extremely touching movie and its nice to see people using this site and game to relay personal messages and stories as well.

Once again, it sounds odd to say, especially about a subject so personal and tragic, but an amazingly moving movie...

Posted on March 15, 2006
- Abl

Poor Lisa. I wish you and your family luck in the future.

Posted on March 15, 2006
- rose95

wow... that was a touching story, and what made even more touching was that it really happened. I'm sorry that that was the life of your daughter. This movie is enough to make anyone have tears in their eyes after watching this movie. Once again that was an emotional, and very touching story....

Posted on March 14, 2006
- Ted93

I'm 12 years old and I'm a guy so I don't normally cry at that stuff but I found to my surprise that my eyes were dripping at the end.
I loved it. I feel your pain, my brother died from pnemonia. And my sister died while being born.
I just wished they were still here as do you.
Enter into a competition.

Posted on March 14, 2006
- WorldCriticProductions

Love, compassion, and happiness. The only reason to continue living, and the power of releasing the sorrow and depression, is the biggest step towards peace of mind.

A wonderful movie, which sounds terrible to say, when speaking of sucha sorrowful moment. Deep, poetically written, no way to fault you.

I cannot say much more about this movie, it's too good for words, what we can tell you is it has been nominated for Best Movie, and Best True Story in our WCP awards ceremony on March 31st.

A movie that has touched us all, and likely to touch many more.

Posted on March 14, 2006
- chris_allmighty

It's. . . so sad. But a good movie. I'm really sorry this had to happen to you.

Posted on March 14, 2006
- zaqdan

Wow. Thank you for being strong enough to share that with us.

Posted on March 14, 2006
- Heldmanteam

I am sorry about the loss, I cried. You are so strong to share that with the world and I am sorry.

Posted on March 14, 2006
- Steveio

Its already been said through all these reviews, a very touching movie.

Posted on March 14, 2006
- conxroxs

Wow man.... that was emotional. Just before I watched this movie I'd uploaded my new film which was kinda like this ( the thoughts of a blind man ) and it makes mine look like happy fairies dancing. :( truly amazing stuff

Posted on March 14, 2006
- luv2write4u13

No comment

Posted on March 13, 2006
- the_georgeZILLA

One of the few proofs that really serious, emotionally engaging (and wrenching!) movies can be made with TMG. The use of subtitles actually helps this movie, since VOs (SO difficult to have done really well) could possibly have distracted from the story. This is so personal, so engaging, and so simply empathic, this needs to be seen at least once by everyone. Five well-deserved stars for this very large work.

Posted on March 12, 2006
- Smithy1992

That was a truly amazing and touching film. Never before have I felt emotionally touched by a film made using The Movies PC Game, but today I have. Like another person has said already, it seems that rating this movie is wrong because you can not rate life, and my friend, your daughter appears to have led a brilliant, but unfortunately short life. I saw your post in my thread about having this film on my website, I will put it on within the next couple of days as the week's big premiere, because I want everyone to see this movie, and maybe the people who watch it will learn to appreciate life. It must have took a lot of emotional strength to make this movie, and especially to let other people see it, but you have and I respect you for it. What can I say, Well done, Congratulations on the movie? No I suppose I can't, that wouldn't be right. Instead, I offer you all the best for the future, and I hope that things get easier for you my friend.

Posted on March 11, 2006
- 6-HeadedMonster

This is truly the only romance movie on TMO that made me feel something. Maybe it's because it's a true story or maybe the fact that it is well written with emotion. The question of euthanasia and being strong enough to let a loved one go is evident here. I actually felt for the guy. Great movie wrought with emotion........fantastic work

Posted on March 11, 2006
- TexasBabe2006

Simply a beautiful movie. As a mother I can't imagine what losing my child would feel like, I don't want to imagine it. Your story is quite moving and so full of emotion...I choked back the tears just trying to finish it. Thank you for sharing such a personal experience with all of us.

Posted on March 11, 2006
- maniacc0

After watching a movie that is so touching, it's hard to write a review on the technicals ofit. The story is very touching, and it touches so many people. I lost my grandmother, my grandfather, two aunts and my other grandmother and I'm only 15 years old. It's hard. Nevertheless, here's the review:
Originality: 10/10
Story:10/10
Editing:7/10
Subs: 7/10
WOW Me: 10/10
Total: 44/50 !!
Great work, and again, very touching!

Posted on March 10, 2006
- ActionRocks

No comment

Posted on March 9, 2006
- Punhed

I'm left speechless. This is so far beyond The Movies. Wow.

Posted on March 8, 2006
- Grand_T

A very moving movie, incredable emotion from start to finish, an absolute must see

Posted on March 8, 2006
- JJPATEL

This is probably one of the most emotional movie I have watch on TMO...it was so much for me that I had to pause it halfway to get some courage to watch it again as I got too emotional...only rarely movies or tv shows make me feel like this. Knowing its a true story probably makes me so emotional but how it was executed was done remarkable well and the subtitles was done at a good pace. Overall, a great movie which would actually make you feel sad and perhaps shed a tear or so. I'm sorry to hear you had to go through that and let us experience what you went through also.

Posted on March 8, 2006
- God_Of_Plague

Not much to say just good work

Posted on March 8, 2006
- BILLYBOY78

Ok, i really don't know where to start, although, I guess i should wipe the tears from my eyes to begin with heh.

I lost my mother a few years back in circumstances something like that, a long drawn out illness....I can only imagine how painful that was to make. Absolutely fantastic movie, totally deserving of 5 stars.

Posted on March 8, 2006
- theVillain

This is an amazing little film that pulls on your emotions in a way I didn't think a movie made from The Movies could. You deserve every 5-star review you get, thank you for sharing your experience and I'm sorry it had to happen.

Posted on March 8, 2006
- duxy

A great production. The story was just incredible, you�??ve really executed it well. Had great structure and a lot meaning to it- sympathy from deep down. Shot collaboration was also performed effectively. A lot of work involved for this one and creativity at its finest (as it came from your heart and soul). Couldn�??t give any more credit for this film. Had some real depth towards the story and virtues of desire and love. Perspective was just splendid, really got into your characters emotions.

As a conclusion, A well crafted story with real compassion. A film that would touch every viewer who sees it and portrays the meaning of life and death. I hope this film reaches the top because it really deserves it.

Posted on March 8, 2006
- ubernewbie

I have nothing to say, but you deserve a 5.

Posted on March 8, 2006
- rioghan

Anyone who has lost a close loved one will be able to relate to this movie, regardless of how they passed.(myself being able to relate to well, as my father went through almost the exact same thing, my condolences to you and your family). The story itself and the music you desided to use were perfect in drawing the viewer into your lives. This movie deserves to be seen by everyone, and thank-you for telling your story.

Posted on March 7, 2006
- CptJoker

I've never had a TMO film bring tears - actual tears! - to my eyes... I cannot help but feel humbled by your wisdom and feel for your loss. What could I possibly say about the film? It was remarkable, heart-rending and engaging, the delivery perfect... I'm utterly speechless. It's seems lame to congratulate you on your work in light of it all, but you truly have created something special.

Posted on March 7, 2006
- masho

Film is a medium to which people can relate and through which one can 'heal' himself, in a way. Films about loss often give viewers the opportunity to relate to the characters portrayed, which can be comforting.
What is more beautiful than actually MAKING such a film yourself? While The Movies is a game I just play for fun, I am deeply moved by the way you express the love and emotion inside you through it. This is an extraordinary film which deserves to be watched by everyone.

Posted on March 7, 2006
- Logan104

i'm sorry about lisa. but in the movie sense it was great how you used the music and scenes that make the viewer feel just as you felt that day. and it shows that tmo isn't just about stupid comedies and violent action movies but every so often a movie like this comes a long. this movie truly is one of a kind good job

Posted on March 7, 2006
- Marlerboy

this is a really great movie, i'm so so sorry about this...keep making great movies.

Posted on March 6, 2006
- drucifer67

There are about a million things I've thought of saying about this unique and powerful tribute, but I find I'm unable to say any of them.

Anything I might type here in this little white box would only detract from the film.

I will say only that I have never seen anything like this on TMO, and I daresay I probably won't again.

Thank you for sharing this part of yourself and your family with us.

Posted on March 5, 2006
- greenstudios

That was a very beautiful movie...

Im very very sorry for your loss...

I dont know what else to say..

Posted on March 5, 2006
- Arawna11

I'm without words... A notable movie is I can just say... :/

Posted on March 5, 2006
- capemedia

Hmmm, for me this is a difficult movie to review. Why because it has so much emotion attached to it and to be honest about the movie is hard.

But I have to be true to myself and fair to you and the rest of TMO.

First Impressions: A very emotional, sad and thought filled movie. I have experienced loss in my life and will never get use to it. The movie did exactly what it needed to do, but nothing else.

VO / Subtitles (20%) �?? A little fast but right for this movie = 15%

Plot / Story (20%) �?? True life story = 20%

Music / Sound (20%) �?? Music from the game used, maybe other music could have been used? = 15%

Editing / Production (20%) �?? Good enough for the movie, but nothing spectacular = 15%

Wow factor (20%) - Emotionally powerful, but not regarding cinematography = 15%

Total Score = 80% - Power feelings involved in a good movie �?? 4 Stars

Posted on March 5, 2006
- Apocryphon

*MoMc Reviewer*
Well I have been avoiding reviewing this movie for a long while but now I have to as a MoMc reviewer. The reason I avoided it is because I knew it was a true and desperately sad story and has been well recieved and I didnt want to be the meany who reviewed it honestly as a Movie and starred it as such.
Oh well, here goes.
The story is everything everyone says it is, your family's struggle and pain is shared honestly and without sentimentality and is a great tribut to your daughter. Technically the movie is fine, smooth and neatly edited and does the job of illustrating the story well. But that's all it does, it doesnt add anything. Understandably you have not dramatised your account, or added any movie moments or twists to make it more powerful and affecting because that would be like milking your daughters life and death for some suprficial and trivial reward. Nevertheless the movie as such suffers for it. The story alone carries this movie and it could just as easily been a letter, or article in a newspaper.
Everything everyone says about the story and the emotional power is true, but although some of that inevitably comes into the review I cant ignore the rest of the movie as a whole.
Well done for getting this tribute made and for the honesty of the story, but the best I can give for this movie is 4.0
Sorry if I am the bad guy. :/

Posted on March 5, 2006
- Morgan-92

I really don't know what to say.

Posted on March 5, 2006
- Primaer

I nearly cried. This was really so hearttouching. I bet your daughter is in heaven. If she doesn't come in heaven, who should else come? You made a great movie, really great. It'd deserve more than 5 stars, but i just can give you 5 stars. And before I forget: Happy Birthday.

Posted on March 4, 2006
- derbyrams

Gr8 movie! That is a terrible loss my friend, I cried a bit at the end!!!! It was so sad, an amazing film!!!!!!! Please, can some1 get this hot-picked, this is compelling, a movie which this film-maker can make him remember about his daughter!!! I bet she'd be so happy 2 know that u've made a movie about her, that is really thoughtful!!!!! xxxxxxxxx derbyrams

Posted on March 4, 2006
- crower17

What a touching masterpiece a tear came to my eye while watching it, i have to say that this really is one of the best movies that i have seen on TMO. This is a brave way to be able to share what happened with the world and i bow down to you.

Posted on March 4, 2006
- snickers4

That was a very good movie. Sorry about your daughter.
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Posted on March 4, 2006
- ShahRukhKhan

Awesome dude...Really good Work...really good pictures and well told story ^^

Posted on March 4, 2006
- by4tch

This is the most emotional heartfelt movie by far on tmo. My deepest sympathy for your family and Lisa sounds like a lovley girl- may she rest in peace. Thank you for sharing Lisa's and your familys story--beautiful

Posted on March 4, 2006
- db4321

First of all my sympathy to you and your family. What a brave and selfless person Lisa was. An inspiration to us all. To never complain about her own ailments but always show concern for others, she has my total admiration. At least now she is at peace and free from pain and suffering. You have my total admiration for having the guts to put something so personal and touching on TMO. When we're all moaning about lack of VCs or the fact that our movie isn't in the charts, perhaps we should think about this movie and realise that there are more important things happening in (real)life.

Posted on March 4, 2006
- Camira

5 stars to anything on TMO that makes me emotional. Only one so far.

Posted on March 4, 2006
- mollyrulz9999

That is the saddest story i've ever seen. I am actually getting tears down my eyes. It makes it more sadder because it's a true story. But as everyone says: No matter what happens, you should always get on in life. You must have had tears too while editing it. Good job.

Posted on March 4, 2006
- benstudios1991

this was so emotional. the characters were real, the story was real, and the emotion was real. this is by far the saddest thing i have seen on TMO, becuase it is a true story. you are so courageous to tell this story so soon after it happened. please know that you are an inspiration to me as a Christian and as a person.

Posted on March 3, 2006
- Sessh0umaru01

No comment

Posted on March 3, 2006
- AxeCinema

beauty...

Posted on March 3, 2006
- Meowan

very good!!!! no voice over...but great cinematography

please watch my movie: NO DUSK, NO DAWN :)

Posted on March 3, 2006
- HitmanGames

I feel sorry so for you. Oh... 2005... Sorry.
A very sad story.
Very excellent movie. Nice music. No doubt: 5 stars!
(sorry for my bad english)
I have a movie like this, too; I hope you like it:
Wheelchair - Based on a True Story ][ http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/53163

Posted on March 3, 2006
- brunoman

You once told me that Lisa said her greatest regret was the pain her decision was causing her loved ones. I hope making this movie eased some of your pain. You've made a beautiful film, my friend. I know you made me promise not to post 5 star reviews on your films any more -- I hope we can make an exception on this one.

Posted on March 3, 2006
- Lil_J

Great Movie.

Posted on March 3, 2006
- Ninette1

Poignant. ~N

Posted on March 3, 2006
- IchthusADMR

Beautiful. Incredibly beautiful. Just a flood of emotions that only come from a story whose basis is in fact, not fabrication. As DirtyBlood said, the day is coming when you will see Lisa again, and I praise God that he gives us that opportunity. This movie is from the heart and soul. I would definitely reccomend this to anyone.

Posted on March 2, 2006
- Amateur-Associates

Absolutely wonderful film. And since this was a true story...

I know what it's like to lose a loved one, and you have my deepest condolences that you've had to experience this too.

As meteetsee said, real life isn't rated. Real life doesn't have an exact time limit. Real life doesn't have an opening title scene, subtitles or credits.

Oh, god... I think I'm going to start crying...

Posted on March 2, 2006
- shalow

the only other film that has made me come as close to crying as this1 is Disneys a Christmas Carrol (originally by charles dickins) the episode with little tim :*( just the

This movie is so touching that id have given it 1.000.000 stars out of 5 if i could :*(
she sounds like she is the kind of person that you only hear about the kind of "perfect" person.. and the one that is almost always ripped away at a too young age =/ the kind of person that if she had not died would be remembered forever after for her great humanitary deeds....

parents shouldnt be forced to burry theire children......

and eventhough its not the point with this movie, id like to tell you that its one of best scripted and postroduced movies iv seen so far, everthing is so well done, every subtitle matches perfectly with the cuts

and to round this of before it becomes a novel.

i hope you will one day be reunited with lisa in the next place (wherever that is..)

Posted on March 2, 2006
- DirtyBlood

This is The best movie on the whole list,It's #1 on mine, and don't worry about losses,Judgement day is near and we will all be reunited.

Posted on March 2, 2006
- Mystic_SleeT

To clear things up this movie made me cry.I am serious.
Actual movies do not make me cry but this one did,From a game !!!!.
I cannot really say much just upset at the moment.
Overall the best Tear-Jerker out there.

Posted on March 2, 2006
- alfric

sorry for your lose........but thank you for sharing your story.....
brave and heart wrenching....

Posted on March 2, 2006
- erinnicole93

I can't review either. Just too sad. I hope that sharing helps ease the loss a little for you.

Posted on March 2, 2006
- kaipan

Very heartbreaking, I can feel the sadness and pain from the film...

Posted on March 2, 2006
- Michanist

Great, it was very dramatic ... but real.
There are not many movies that touch me, but this one did.

If you're into this kind of movies please watch "i killed my baby"

Posted on March 2, 2006
- DNR

Very Well done and Touching

Posted on March 1, 2006
- jsmith0316

I don't think there are words. So I won't try.

Posted on March 1, 2006
- BillCosby

................................................

Posted on March 1, 2006
- beginnis

Emotional and beautiful. This will reach others who are going through trials and tribulations. Beautiful film that transformed my feelings.

Posted on March 1, 2006
- Sleeves

Very beautiful. There was a point at which, a few minutes into the film, that my entire body felt poised and bathed in strange warm cold tickle of the crying state. Absolutely gripping.

Posted on March 1, 2006
- Lucindamc123

I know it took a lot of courage for you to make this movie and put it out here. It touched my heart. She is still with you, if you let go and look.

Posted on March 1, 2006
- nutzhouse

I can't describe my feelings at this time. So many things in life happens to others that becomes a mirror of the past. But true love hangs in there through
no matter what. Very good and felt movie.

Posted on March 1, 2006
- Satansmunchkin

I knew it was coming and it still made me cry ... I honestly can't review this how i normally do this is something that is so close to your heart i cannot critique it ... I can only say i am truely amazed you were able to tell this story at all, and I can only salute that bravery.

(if you would like me to do a proper review then PM me and i'll sort one out for the purposes of my chart, but i would understand fully if you do not want this!)

Posted on March 1, 2006
- seb-7000

very very good !

Posted on March 1, 2006
- crackguyinc

My eyes are definatly welling up after watching this.
Obviously like the others I'm not going to review this.

I just want to express my deepest sorrow for your loss. May your daughter's memory live on greatly through all the people's lives she touched.

Posted on March 1, 2006
- chagidiel

I will not review this. It can not be reviewed. I am most honoured you sent me this PM, inviting me to this movie.

I know it will not make things better, but know, that you are not alone.
I to have lost, and I agree with you, about the eyes.
I so very much whish I could help you bear the pain, alas that is not possible I fear. I can however warn you, to not do the mistake I did.
Do honour the dead, but remember the ones still living.

I am sorry. This is sad and beautifull.

Posted on March 1, 2006
- Pauks

A true story told from the heart of a real human and a story seen through the eyes of the truth. Stories like this are common place. Whats not common place is the story being told, it takes courage for that to come to light. - 5 stars -

Posted on March 1, 2006
- PearsonHouse

I think that anybody who has lost somebody will be able to relate to your movie. Just like rjb, I lost my father 2 years ago. The only difference was his death was so sudden and unexpected. I never got the chance to say to him the things I wanted to when he was alive... Anyway, excellent movie.

Posted on March 1, 2006
- rjb2112

I didn't want to watch this because I knew it would tear my heart apart.

I write this review through tears. Some much of it I can relate to.

I lost my father to cancer two years ago, and I cared for him for the last two months of his life. In that time we got to say to each other all the things that you would always wish you had said. The last thing I said to him is that is was and good father and that I loved him. Moments later he died in my arms. In his eyes I saw peace, but maybe that is because it is what I wanted to see.

I also understand how hard it was for you and you wife. My wife is disabled and is in constant pain, hospital trips are frequent. I gave up work to look after her full time. In England we can do that, because the government gives us aid to do that.

When you are caring for someone who is ill. You can deal with their needs. Feed them, clothe them, give them medication or whatever. Most importantly you are there for them, to talk them through it, be a shoulder to cry on, someone to laugh with, and be someone who treats them normal. The one thing you can't do, the one thing that rips your heart apart more than anything, is to see a person that you love in constant pain. Because there is nothing you can do about it, you feel so helpless.

It says a lot about Lisa, she knew how much you cared about her. I can't write anymore, it is too emotional for me.

Suffice to say, I understand.

Posted on March 1, 2006
- chocolatemouse

Silent, tears in their eyes.......an army of mices light candles in the dark.
They cant say more , do more, mices are crying.
In this army, one mouse kneel to kiss the nose of a beautiful angel.

Heart kisss

Posted on March 1, 2006
- Rik_Vargard

Beautiful.

Posted on March 1, 2006
- James_Beckerson

It's very sad that this story is true.I must admit that the movie is well edited and it allowed me to feel how hard it must have been for You...if it's possible at all.A couple of computer generated scenes can have such big emotional load in them, it's amazing and surprising.

Posted on March 1, 2006
- Quotius

Eloquently written, beautifully composed. A most touching story, thanks to Catfisherman for bringing it to my attention. Indeed one of those rare gems sitting outside the high end of the charts. It even bought a tear to my eye and thats not so easily achieved! Also I think you made the right choice with the titles rather than a VO.

Posted on March 1, 2006
- RobbieP

You have me crying. That's the saddest story I've ever heard. She was so brave. I mourn her loss.

Posted on March 1, 2006
- danbo1

I don't know what to say....

Posted on March 1, 2006
- cbee

can't say anything ... I'm crying!

Posted on March 1, 2006
- PamDennis

MovieWood E! Editor...
My heart has been overwhelmed by your tragedy. Lisa was a brave young woman and an angel. This story deserves to be #1 and it already is... in our hearts. I hope this has helped you and your family to heal some more. I cannot imagine the grief you all must feel. Lisa is now everybodies Angel and the heavans are a better place just having her. I know she is looking over you all from above and the pain she once felt on Earth is now gone from her. My deepest blessings and thanks for giving us this gift of "meeting" Lisa.

Dennis

Posted on March 1, 2006
- kate_lee

Very real. Deeply moving. A hard blow on my head.

Posted on March 1, 2006
- ExtremeJay

A tragic and beautiful piece of cinema...heartbreaking, but an excellent film that I hope will make it into the top ten.

Posted on March 1, 2006
- AnotherNewDawn

By far, the most emotional and bittersweet film I've ever seen on TMO. To take something so personal and share it with others using this medium is a monument to the power of film and storytelling.

We at 1000 Yard Stare Studios truly appreciate your courage in sharing, feel abject sorrow for your loss, and thank you wholeheartedly for the lumps in our throats and the tears in our eyes.

Angels in heaven, indeed.

Posted on March 1, 2006
- StevenKreg

I have a million things running through my head... yet I'm speachless.

Posted on March 1, 2006
- meteetsee

This is beautiful....It is pumped up with feelings,tragedy,emotion....regret.
This has to be the purest film on TMO and maybe even real life.
You brought a simple game...made by simple hardware...and turned it into raw emotions.
There is no reason this should even be rated.I feel wrong rating this because real life isn't rated......

Posted on March 1, 2006
- yeagmaster

I don't have the words.

Posted on March 1, 2006
- Panther559

My prayers go out to you and your loss, as well s the family. It takes a lot for someone to muscle up enough courage and express such a painful occurrence.

I really don't even want to rate this as a movie because it's more to it than that. This is expressing an event in life that was a turning point for someone, and then having to deal with it afterwards in such a way that's pretty much unbearable. I tip my hat to you for this and I truly will keep you uplifted in my prayers that you will have strength to endure over this. Even though you expressed that this helped you heal a bit, there is still yet a healing process, and this is just the first step.

I don't want to mean to be spiritual on internet like this as I know there are many different beliefs and offense can be taken, but I just have to represent and say that I will pray for your peace of mind and that God will strengthen the hearts of you and your family, that you all may overcome such a loss and regain peace in your home(s). May you have no more restless nights and the power to overcome this tragic loss, in Jesus Name...Amen!!

You stay encouraged and I just want you to know that you have the support of many people. Take care and may God keep you in perfect peace!! :)

Posted on March 1, 2006
- KirinRiotCrash

That's a very strong movie and it takes a lot of guts to upload a movie like on TMO. I commend you for that. It's a movie which I cannot really critique properly without all these feelings and emotions about your daughter getting impaled into my heart.

Overall, the movie was very captivating. I feel the loss of your daughter and my condolenses go out to you.

Posted on February 28, 2006
- devastaterz

wow that was beutiful. it made cry i have never seen a movie that has done this to me. i am very sorry for yourloss.

Posted on February 28, 2006
- SHERWINLIU

A slice of real life, and a painful movie to experience...
My deepest regrets.

-Sherwin

Posted on February 28, 2006
- Cantaloupekid

It was a very moving movie and I am sorry for your losing of your daughter. This film deserves nothing less than five and I wish your family the best.

Posted on February 28, 2006
- Sphinx86

Silence...This is the first time my eyes have gotten watery watching a film on TMO. As I was watching, so many thoughts were going through my head about people in my life who have passed away and all that were affected by it. It really did touch me. I am deeply sorry for your loss and thank you for telling it through this film.

Posted on February 28, 2006
- water05201

WOW.

What a wonderful way to share the life of your daughter. Beautiful. You did a tremendous job. I am praying for you.

Posted on February 28, 2006
- Dulci

Thank you for sharing this. You are very brave to bare your heart in this way. A piece of Lisa will live in me.

Posted on February 28, 2006
- Campor

Such a touching story. Amazing. I am sorry for your loss.

Seeing this, although in such a simple format, still makes my heart wrench knowing it is true.

Posted on February 28, 2006