Saturday, February 11, 2017

Gordon Family Tree 2013

     Freemont Gordon is from a prominent family and he works as a successful architect in Los Angeles.  He reaches his 30th birthday and he feels he is not making the best of his life in this job.  He gets an inspiration when he goes to the home of his boss.  He learns the two sons of his boss have the materials for tree house and no one has the time to build it for them.  He decides to secretly do the job and he gains inspiration for a new life.  He starts a road trip and along the way he builds a tree house and/or a shed for families.  He only asks for a place to stay, meals and money for cost of the materials.  His desire is to give kids a fun place to play and do something he loves.
     I understand that Gordon was at a crossroads and he does find something helpful for himself and others as a job.  I thought this was based on a true story and real people but it’s not?  This is just not interesting enough for a fictional story?  It’s very slow paced with not much going on in a lot of the scenes.  2 ½* (This movie is so-so)
107 min, Adventure directed by Marc Hampson with Richard Karn, Corbin Bernsen, Jennica and Ryan Schwartzman, Brace Harris, Jason O’neil Hudson, Mark Landon Smith, Cassie Self, Vanessa Rose Parker, Kait Bradley.

Note:  Imdb 7.1 out of 10, 58% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 4.1* out of 5* with 123 reviews.

Special Note:  This movie was filmed in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Writer Ryan Schwartzman wrote this story to honor his father Ira Schwartzman.  Ira built craftsman style homes in Northwest Arkansas.  The role of Dr. Burke Gordon is played by Ryan's former theater teacher in high school.

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