The Water Man

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Let’s talk about The Water Man, a movie on Netflix. Desperate to save his ailing mother, 11-year-old Gunner runs away from home on a quest to find a mythic figure rumored to have the power to cheat death.

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The Water Man on Netflix
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama
Type: Movie
Released: 2021


Gunner (Lonnie Chavis) sets out on a quest to save his ill mother (Rosario Dawson) by searching for a mythic figure who possesses the secret to immortality, the Water Man. After enlisting the help of a mysterious local girl, Jo (Amiah Miller), they journey together into the remote Wild Horse forest — but the deeper they venture, the stranger and more dangerous the forest becomes. Their only hope for rescue is Gunner’s father (David Oyelowo), who will stop at nothing to find them and, in the process, discover who his son is.


David Oyelowo, Rosario Dawson, and Lonnie Chavis

Nelson’s Review:

This is a coming to grips with life story about a youngster going on a quest to do whatever it takes to save his mom’s life. Great cast and performances by heavyweights actors like Rosario Dawson, Alfred Molina, and Maria Bello, as well as a directorial debut by David Oyelowe (from the movie Selma), who stars as the father to Gunner Boone, played by Lonnie Chavis (from “This Is Us” TV show). I liked the storyline, which is full of imagination mixed with the deep subject matter, not to mention a great existential scene about what happens to us when we pass away.

I give The Water Man on Netflix 4.5 out of 5 stars. 


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5.4/10 IMDb
78% Rotten Tomatoes

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