The Samuel Project

1 h 32 min2018PG-13
In search of a unique and engaging idea for his high school animation contest, teen illustrator Eli Bergman unravels an incredible hidden story of perseverance and survival from his ageing grandfather Samuel.
Marc Fusco
Hal LindenRyan Ochoa
English [CC]
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4.3 out of 5 stars

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CarolDiegoReviewed in the United States on December 31, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Heartwarming and touching
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My boyfriend asked me to purchase this movie. We looked all over the internet. Thank goodness for Amazon Prime movies! He went to High School with the Writer. We live in San Diego and it is filmed all over San Diego. So that in and of itself was really cool. I didn't expect much, but was pleasantly surprised and immediately drawn in. It is a beautifully told story about 3 generations of men in a family. One becoming of age in a video obsessed world and being nudged to view things differently and building an appreciation for that new world view. It is well acted and the story line and plot are terrific. Don't miss this!!
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Ron G.Reviewed in the United States on December 30, 2019
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Poignant and uplifting indie film
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I was skeptical at first as the movie was a bit slow to get started, but as it progressed, the movie continued to build on itself and its characters. Hal Linden was magnificent, but so was the supporting cast. It's a very touching movie that leaves the audience with a good feeling afterwards. Both the screenwriting and cinematography were above par for an indie film. In this move. You will be happy you did as the ending credits roll.
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CHBReviewed in the United States on January 2, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
A must see
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What a touching view of the complex relationships in a family. It shows the value of family stories and the wisdom held by grandparents. Hal Lindon was masterful in his role as were the young boys. This is a movie everyone should see lest we forget the atrocities of the past and repeat them.
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D. GoughReviewed in the United States on December 31, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Heartwarming and relevant movie
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This is a well-acted heartwarming movie with an important message for our current times. Delightful.
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SDRubeReviewed in the United States on January 6, 2020
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Loved this movie. Great for all ages. A must See. Great writing
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Marc S.Reviewed in the United States on December 28, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Samuel Project Wins First Prize!
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Hal Linden, an American treasure, gives an outstanding performance , as Samuel and Ryan Ochoa, as Samuel's grandson Eli left me wanting to see more of him in future film projects! The film made me laugh at times and also cry at times and in all the right places. Brilliant!
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TatianaReviewed in the United States on February 18, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Must-See Movie!
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The Samuel Project was a loving story between Samuel and his grandson Eli, creating a beautiful bond that they never had before. I love how Eli's Father and Grandfather understood in the end that his passion for art was important. This inspires me to go talk to some relatives and ask if they have any stories they'd like to share. I would suggest this movie to others because it has a genuine storyline and it was definitely worth it :)
Jacob PattersonReviewed in the United States on December 31, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
An enjoyable film
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A beautiful film. My family enjoying watching this movie. Loved seeing my Tierrasanta neighborhood and other neighborhoods of San Diego. My 12 year old son even enjoyed watching.
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