by Sally Matheny
An intriguing movie released in 2015. While fictional in story, Fragile World may shatter a few misconceptions about those who suffer with the realities of mental illness. It certainly refreshed my perspective.
The award winning, inspirational film has earned the highest rating of five Doves. This nonrated family feature is free of foul language, sexual content, and violence but the storyline is best suited for ages twelve and up.
The main character, Rosalie, an interior designer, suffered a mental breakdown after the death of her father and occasionally suffers from delusions.
One day, she meets the man of her dreams,,,but does he really exist?
That question, as well as the excellent cinematography and outstanding acting, held my attention the entire movie. I constantly guessed at what was real, and what was not.
Those uncertainties opened a gate to better understanding those who suffer with mental illness. Writer/director, Sandy Boikian deserves kudos for that.
Bruised Reed Productions describes the film as one that “ponders the depths of human loss, the fragile framework of the human mind, and the road to emotional and spiritual healing.”
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness there are over 200 kinds of mental illness.
“One in 5 adults experiences a mental health condition every year. One in 17 lives with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.”
That means that most of us know someone, who, due to some form of mental illness, may feel misunderstood, unsuccessful, or possibly unloved.
Fragile World introduces us to various conditions that uniquely affect people, as well as practical ways we can minister to those who struggle. It offers hope
One message I took away from the film is that God’s love is for everyone—no matter who you are, where you live, or the state of your mental or physical condition. God has a purpose for your life.
Another thing that hit home was a reminder to step out of our comfort zones and share God’s love with those who wonder if He is real or not.
I highly recommend this film. The story, the actors, and the music throughout the movie are fantastic.
Fragile World is available at major retail stores, LifeWay bookstores, independent Christian stores nationwide, and online at www.fragileworldmovie.com.
I received a free copy of this film for my honest review.