“I think you and I collided for a reason.”

By no means am I an advocate of this “New Age” thinking. However, decided to watch The Secret: Dare to Dream — a feature film adaptation of the bestselling self-help book, ‘The Secret’, which focuses on the power of positive thinking. Having only partially read the book I feel this film veered somewhat from its context. This movie had similarities to a film I reviewed some time ago entitled Full Count. In Full Count, the main character had to come back home to bury his father and somehow save the family farm which seemed almost impossible. Then a stranger appeared at their front door and turned their world right side up.

Coincidentally, The Secret: Dare to Dream has a similar storyline with just a few more twists and turns. This film is centered around Miranda Wells (Katie Holmes) a hardworking young widow who’s struggling to raise three children on her own with a mother-in-law, Bobby (Celia Weston), in real estate who is pushy and more concerned about Miranda selling the family home and marrying Tucker (Jerry O’Connell), a local store owner who she deems successful.

But the fly in the ointment, Bray Johnson (Josh Lucas), shows up unexpectedly to give Miranda a package. She’s not home, so he talks with her son. There’d been a storm that hit their home where many repairs were needed. And that’s where Bray stepped in to help for no charge. Every time Bray tries to give Miranda the package something comes up. However, the family and Bray forge an unexpected relationship which Tucker is very displeased about. So Tucker starts throwing his money around and surprisingly asks Miranda to marry him.

Unknown to anyone, except his sister, the package that Bray carries can change Miranda’s life in ways only they know. But it’s a secret that will not unfold until the end of the movie. Will Miranda marry Tucker? Will she sell the family home? You will have to watch the movie to find out.

Originally released in 2020, The Secret: Dare to Dream is 107 min long and rated PG. And can be seen on YouTube, Google Play, and Vudu from $3.99, Apple TV from $5.99, and Prime Video with a subscription.

We give The Secret: Dare to Dream

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The film, at best, was very predictable and reminded me of a previous film. However, after digging deep I walked away with this positive. A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps. (Proverbs 16:9 NKJV)

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