The writer and director of Winter’s Tale, Akiva Goldsman, joined The Glenn Beck Program Wednesday night to discuss his film and the message behind it. The movie has received mixed reviews from critics and audiences - is it because of the strong undertones of faith in the film?
"It's pretty shamelessly uncynical. It is for me a Hail Mary towards faith," Goldsman said.
Glenn said it came out of no where and was different than any other film with a faith message he had seen, and he wondered how the story developed.
"For me it was very personal. It's based on a book by a fellow named Mark Halperin who I have loved for many and had been trying to adapt," Goldsman said. "A few years ago my wife died very suddenly at the age of 42. It was one of those 'I'll see you tonight honey' and I never saw her alive again. And that was enough for me and I was kind of done. And when I decided not to be done I came back to this. And I wrote it as a way to try and imagine and connect the dots behind what I think is the world behind the world."