This week I was given a free copy of the movie Wildflower to review, and another copy to give way here. Although it doesn’t have a direct motherhood message, the plot sounded interesting to me because of my desire to help women heal from the shame and hurt of their pasts.
Chloe is a hard working student at a competitive art school with a slightly estranged relationship with her mother. After repeated nightmares of the same sinister images and blackouts that find her back at the scene from her hallucinations, she begins to suspect that her visions are not just stress and fatigue-induced, but possibly repressed memories from childhood. She meets Josh, a young man with a troubled past of his own, and together, they begin to piece together the mystery surrounding her visions. They seem to close in around Chloe’s new friend Rebecca, whom they find out is not who Chloe originally thought she was. Through it all, Chloe and Josh find closure, justice, and begin to heal from their pasts.
Rated PG-13 Wildflower is entertaining, but packs a powerful punch of a good message. A message that the hurting need to hear. Healing doesn’t come from sweeping things under the rug, or staying busy to forget the pain. Relationships aren’t mended by running away, or cutting people off. Facing your fears, acknowledging the pain, and finding a safe community to confide in is the path toward healing. It won’t be instant, and it might be a long road to full recovery, but it’s a start.
You can find out more information about the Wildflower movie, the company that produced it, and watch the trailer here! Don’t forget to look for it on DVD April 5th, and until then, enter to win a copy for yourself RIGHT NOW from Made to Mother below.