Among the many ways to create a Film like “the Heart of Bowen”, its creators chose a very poetic and at the same time realistic Film. In the Film, the family went through a brutal process of accepting the wrong side of nature. The error in human evolution is enough to awaken in us a sense of survival (and live each day as if it were the last), and the Hammitt are a very specific nucleus Of hope.
They are the subject of Lexi and Zack Reed’s documentary about a boy facing the most difficult test in life and how his family is a solid coat of arms thanks to the most remarkable smile in the world.
“The Heart of Bowen” is a beautiful chronicle about resilience, motivated by love, in the face of unpredictability. The family of six grew up with the fact that Bowen, one of the children, was born with a sick heart. After a childbirth hardness test and open heart surgery just a few days after giving birth, as well as another surgery a few years after, Bowen seems to be in good health. His parents know Bowen can’t live like his brothers, but they live one day at a time. However, they are also convinced that another surgical procedure is necessary to increase Bowen’s chances of survival. This is a documentary that describes this process from the day the inevitable happened and until Bowen faced this action again.
Hammitt’s story is above all The story of hope. But the Film doesn’t just focus on the fact that they are trying to make Bowen’s life easier. He, too, does not want to simplify things. They are just a group that celebrates life as it should be. This is why the Film never embarks on too dramatic a terrain. Bowen’s attitude is strong enough to make you forget that he is a sick-hearted child. The Hammitts are happy and also associated with Bowen’s festive presence. Optimism is an understatement.
However, the third act of “Bowen Hearts” is inevitable. We know where this will take us. The ice floors of the hospital are a field of action for Bowen’s reintroduction to the medical staff. In heartbreaking scenes, we see Hammitt face his worst fear. Bowen is having surgery again and the preparation is heartbreaking. It’s hard to be objective when Bowen finds himself with a smile on his face, even when he’s having surgery.
The Hammitts have completely opened up the film crew, whose goal is to open a window into the hopeful and dedicated environment of the family. His exposure is contagious and Bowen’s Image is intoxicating. In Bowen’s heart, innocence is ended by a realistic Situation, and childhood is really a different process. If you ask Bowen if he’s famous, he doesn’t care. He just wants to be Bowen Hammitt, a guy who likes to sing.
It’s a great movie, very great.