'Puzzle' is Well Made, but a Few Pieces are Missing

Based on the film Rompecabezas, Puzzle is one of those little-known independent films that sneaks into theaters with little to no fanfare, although the fact that it is being promoted “from the producer of Little Miss Sunshine” should help it get noticed somewhat. Puzzle is a quiet, little film about a woman who discovers that jigsaw puzzles are the key to changing her life. While the subject matter doesn’t sound all that exciting, the film really isn’t about puzzles but instead about one finding their voice, or so it appears. It’s also a message film that has its own agenda expecting the audience to agree with the choices of the main character and applaud her “brave” behavior. Frankly, it just feels manipulative.

Directed by Marc Turtletaub, Puzzle’s most impactful scene comes within the first few minutes. We see Agnes (Kelly MacDonald) cleaning up the house and they decorating it for a birthday party. Then we see her serving appetizers while being ignored by the guests. …

11 Times that Disney Showed a Deeper Love

Godly examples of love found in Disney animated movies.
The Huntsman and Snow White in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Disney)
There's no surprise that Walt Disney Pictures are famous for making animated films that pull on our heartstrings. Walt Disney himself knew the balance of love and laughter with his films. However, sometimes the film has been crafted so well that it is easy to miss some of the simple messages of love that they present and help give the film its emotional weight. These next 11 examples show the love of friendship, parenting, sacrifice and even our own relationship with Jesus.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
One act of heroism that is often overlooked from Walt Disney's first full-length animated film deals with the Huntsman. After the evil queen's magic mirror informs her that Snow White is still the “fairest of them all,” she commands that the Huntsman kill Snow White and bring back her heart back in a jeweled box to prove that the deed was done. As instructed, the Huntsman leads the young woman into the woods on the guise of a social visit. Just when he is about to do the deed, he is overcome with guilt. With tears in his eyes, he not only admits that he cannot kill her, but begs for her forgiveness and then tells her to run away as far as she can and never return. Then, on his journey back, the Huntsman kills a rabbit and places its heart in the box as a substitute for the girl's. It's a good enough job to fool the queen at first, but we don't really know what happens to the Huntsman when the mirror reveals later that Snow White is still alive. It is very possible that the Huntsman risked his own life so that Snow White could live.


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