Waiting in Nova Scotia is the local vet Cecilia (Camilla Luddington) and a whole bunch of people wanting to be healed. Trying to understand it and the new reality that it offers, a teenage girl with terminal cancer unexpectedly will show him the way. The Healer has helped many organizations internationally including, but not limited to, Foundation of Friends of Children with Leukemia and Cancer (FANLYC), Association for the Fight Against Childhood Cancer (ALCII), SANAR Foundation, Casa de la Amistad, and Association for Children and Adolescents with Cancer (TUCCA). The film has a 17% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The Healer is partly a standard Christian-driven production about how believing in God and wanting to do good can create miracles. Thanks for commenting. After that weekend, Alec is particularly moved, revealing that Charlie, his twin brother, had died of cancer. SeriousFun provides children and their families with a supportive environment that fosters growth and creates opportunities without the limitation of their illness. After many years as an educator and writer, Virginia retired from working life. Then he meets young cancer patient Abigail (Kaitlyn Bernard) and changes his mind. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Articles copied from Draft Namespace on Wikipedia could be seen on the Draft Namespace of Wikipedia and not main one. Trying to understand this gift and the new reality that it offers Alec meets Cecilia (Camilla Luddington), a beauty and local veterinarian, and a teenage girl Abigail (Kaitlyn Bernard) with terminal cancer who unexpectedly show him the way. , "Camilla Luddington, Jonathan Pryce Board Rom-Com 'The Healer, "The Healer will donate all its proceeds to children's charities: Watch the exclusive clip", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Healer_(2016_film)&oldid=984345892, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 19 October 2020, at 16:52. With Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Jonathan Pryce, Camilla Luddington, Jorge Garcia. His Uncle Raymond (Jonathan Pryce) offers to pay all his debts if Alec goes to Nova Scotia for a year. Doctor John Lassiter has a strange gift - the ability to heal people miraculously. We need healers now more than ever in today’s world, if you haven’t noticed.  Brian Costello of Common Sense Media awarded the film three stars out of five. Paul Newman. As of 2018, there are over 30 camps and programs that provide help for children and their families. After the credits begin to roll, we see a lengthy homage to “healer” Paul Newman and the many kids who have attended his camps around the world. It is set to release in the USA on Friday, September 28, 2018, theatrically and Video On Demand. The Healer is a fantasy about a man with the power to heal people simply by being around them. A few days later, a family arrives from out of town begging him to heal their daughter, Abigail (Abigail is based on a real person), from cancer. The list of its authors can be seen in its historical and/or the page Edithistory:The Healer. Overwhelmed, Alec does not accept the gift, later having to explain his decision to the entire town. I don’t usually like stories that promote a Christian message, but this one is definitely topical. I watched this one and agree with every word you said. The Healer.  , The Healer tells the story of a young man who discovers suddenly that he has the gift of healing. The Healer has partnered with the network to be the first film to donate all net proceeds to children with serious illnesses with over $1 million raised so far. He was the recipient of numerous awards, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award. He turns his back on all of them and “refuses” his healing ability. Welcome to EverybodyWiki ! This film is streaming on Netflix. Paco Arango wrote the theme song, “We Take Our Fun Seriously,” for the worldwide ending credits of The Healer. He tells Alec he must accept the gift before midnight or he will lose it forever. She offers to help him out by placing an ad on the local newspaper to bring him some business. The camp was a place for children to cut loose and forget about their diagnosis, just for a little, and be themselves. Alec also makes up with Officer Tom, after he reveals that Abigail is his niece. While packing, he finds a key for the basement with a note. View all posts by Virginia DeBolt. Alec has had enough of people thinking he can heal them; he goes back to his uncle's house to pack his bags planning to leave.