Amazing Grace-the movie

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   Posted 3/24/2008 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
We rented the movie Amazing Grace, which is a story that takes place in England during the slave trade. In the beginning of the movie, the main character was chronically ill and said he needed breakfast for dinner. I joked with my hubby that he probably had Crohn's, and later in the movie he mentioned colitis! It is a true story, and it cheered me up that despite this guy's constant struggles with pain and pain meds...(he's always clutching his stomach) he went on to have a successful career and a full life. I was sitting there skipping Easter dinner due to my own abdominal pain, and somehow it cheered me up! I guess misery loves company! Good movie if you get a chance to rent it!
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   Posted 3/24/2008 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I thought the same thing when I was in the movie theater! I was like, WHOA! It gave me warm fuzzies, sick I know...

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   Posted 3/24/2008 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
ditto. when they showed the character i could tell he had a gastro problem and thought to myself - he's got crohns. he played it very well imho. kudos to him.
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   Posted 3/25/2008 7:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I saw this movie with my parents over Christmas.  What really stuck with me (and made my stomach twist) was the description of what they did to the newly shipped slaves to hide the diarrhea caused by the terrible treatment on the ocean crossing.  It's hard for me to imagine treating an animal that way, let alone a human being. 

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   Posted 3/25/2008 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I thought it was such an inspiring story. He accomplished so much and had so much passion for helping the slaves and he didn't let his disease stop him. I cried quite a bit throughout the film. I hope anyone who hasn't seen it yet that reads this will see it soon.
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