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The power of magical thinking can't save this dreck
Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2020
I watched this on a friend's account, and now I want that wasted time back.
To enjoy any story I must be able to suspend my disbelief, but the screenwriter made that impossible. The entire premise of the plot is self-absorbed silliness masquerading as New Age self affirmation. Having suffered through the ridiculous "self help" book on which this movie is based, I found myself snorting in amusement at the saccharine absurdity of every scene. You can't bend reality to suit your fanciful desires just by wanting it really really really intensely. You're not God Almighty. You're not even Bruce Almighty.
Miranda is boring and one-dimensional. Bray is the white version of the "Magical Negro" trope. The kids are wooden. The plot is dull and uninspired, a rote 1990s romantic comedy stripped of romance or comedy.
This is utter garbage. Skip it.