Official Trailer: Focus Features and J.A. Bayona Present A Monster Calls
A visually spectacular drama from acclaimed director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible), based on the award-winning children’s fantasy novel. 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall) attempts to deal with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that explore courage, loss, and faith.
The role of Conor is a very demanding one, physically and emotionally. Lewis was so courageous, so present, so truthful.
MacDougall is fantastic in what should be considered an Academy Award-worthy performance.
Felicity Jones is absolutely devastating.
And if you need to break things, then by God, you break them good and hard. And I'll be right there. You might not see me, but I'll be right there, breaking 'em along with you.
One of the best films of 2016.
I saw this as a powerful and important story to tell as a movie – an adventure that anyone can relate to.
Belief is half of all healing. Belief in the cure, belief in the future that awaits. Your belief is valuable, so you must be careful where you put it. And in whom.