Many thanks to Roadside Attractions for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.
About the Movie:
Gigi & Nate is the story of Nate Gibson, a young man whose life is turned
upside down after he suffers a near-fatal illness and is left a quadriplegic. Moving
forward seems near impossible until he meets his unlikely service animal, Gigi – a
curious and intelligent capuchin monkey. Although she is trained to assist Nate with
his basic needs, Gigi helps Nate find what he needs most of all: hope.
• Go see Gigi & Nate in theaters starting September2nd!
• Gigi & Nate is a story of hope, of overcoming the obstacles life throws at us, reveling in the art of faith and perseverance.
• This encouraging and inspirational film is based on a true story!
• “As much as this is about a monkey and this kid, I think it’s about overcoming difficulties and things that you think are impossible that you’ll never come back from.” -Charlie Rowe (Nate in GIGI & NATE)
• “I want the audience to feel moved, I want them to feel energized,” he says. “I want them to feel everything I felt when I read the script for the first time. It’s a rollercoaster on four wheels. It’s about family and the difficulties of losing something you love.”
-Charlie Rowe (Nate in GIGI & NATE)
Get your tissues ready before you head to the theatre to see this film. This film starts with a typical family at the lake for the 4th of July. The teens head to the water and 18-year old Nate jumps in a deep area. It’s a beautiful lake area with high cliffs of rock surrounding it. But, by the late afternoon he gets sick and starts having seizures and vomiting. His mother rushes him to the hospital, where he’s given a CT scan. Brain swelling is shown and the doctor wants to do more tests. The mother takes him to a bigger hospital in Nashville, where he’s found to have meningitis and given a poor prognosis.
He is paralyzed and has to be taken care of round-the-clock. He’s sucidal and the parents rescue him and agree to get a service animal. This is when Gigi the capuchin monkey comes home with him. There is much adjustment. The audience will want to see what happens with all the ups and downs.
This isn’t a Christian movie, so there is some cursing and drinking. Trigger warnings: Seizures, suicide attempt, depression. It’s a real tear-jerker, but with a happy ending.
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