“The Miracle Maker is coming!” Everyone in the tiny hamlet is excited when they hear the news that the renowned man of wonders is coming to their village. But the humble traveler who appears isn’t what anyone expected. They were looking forward to someone magnificent who would change their lives. But it seems this man can barely take care of himself, let alone fulfill the dreams of others.
And so begins Miracle Maker, an entertaining and uplifting family movie based on a story of the same name by author Ann Acton. Miracle Maker is the story of the struggling little town of Woodhaven, owned by the bitter James Booth. One day the telegraph operator receives a message that the miracle maker is coming to their town and the residents of Woodhaven hope for great things.
But the miracle maker, named Matthew, turns out to be someone very different than they were expecting. Nevertheless, while he is there, the miracle maker is able to teach many things to the residents of Woodhaven and inspire them to change their hearts and their lives.
The movie is very sweet and flows fairly smoothly. My teenagers were quick to point out a few incongruencies, not surprising in a lower-budget prodtuction, but nothing that dectracted from our enjoyment of the movie. One remarked that it reminded him of a Hallmark channel movie (yes, we do watch a lot of those), and it is the type of movie I would expect to see there. The story is good and it is a feel-good movie suitable for all ages. This would be a nice addition to your family holiday movie collection.
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