Movie review-Untamed love

Just watched the most amazing movie. Its a true story, based on Torey Haydens book beautiful child. The childs name in the movie and book is different though, in the book she’s named sheila, in the movie she’s named caitlinn.
Caitlinn is six years old and has been neglected and abused all of her life. The movie starts off with Caitlinn having set fire to another little boy. The courts are trying to decide what to do with her. They are leaning towards sending her to the state hospital. Then Maggie, the teacher of the special ED class is asked to take her in her class. At first she doesnt want to, she is scared and worried for the other kids.
When Caitlinn comes to maggie she has violent outbursts. She is almost unreachable. But maggie doesnt give up trying to reach her. She shows her love and kindness and care and eventually she gets through to her. Caitlinn becomes very attached to maggie. There is a scene in the movie where Maggie is telling her a story about a lion and a little girl taming each other. Its such a poignant scene and it made me cry. I highly recommend the movie for those of you who like true stories or stories about real life children who overcame the odds.
Caitlinn doesnt end up going to the state hospital, Maggie fights to keep her in school and she wins the appeal. During the movie Maggie goes through her own struggles, she is dating a man and he wants to marry her and be with her but she is scared and keeps shutting him out. At the end caitlinn says to her, I tamed you too, and its true, she did.
If you havent seen this movie its a must see and a real tear jerker so bring some tissues.

Author: manyofus1980

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

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