Overwhelming obstacles, undeniable strength and the power of love – that was Zach Sobiech’s life and the story “Clouds” on Disney Plus shares with us all.
Based on the memoir of Zach’s mom, Justin Baldoni’s biopic “Clouds” is the newest original movie from Disney Plus. And while it has it’s moments of predictability, it is a heartfelt and endearing film that will have you asking yourself one question.
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?Mary Oliver
And that is the exact journey we get to follow in the movie, “Clouds”, Zach (Fin Argus) pursuing his dreams of becoming a songwriter with his best friend, Sammy (Sabrina Carpenter) as he battles terminal cancer.
Is “Clouds” on Disney Plus kid-friendly?
The movie is geared towards a young adult based audience and carries a PG-13 rating.
And I do understand why it has the rating as you’ll find a few cursies in the film. But if your household is anything like mine, some adult language isn’t going to stop your kids from watching a movie.
There is a scene that could be deemed sexual in nature along with some cuddling in bed that might cause some parents to be concerned.
But overall, the movie is pretty safe for most tweens and teens. It probably is not a film kids younger than 10 years-old would be interested enough to watch it.
My overall thoughts
I had no clue what to expect from “Clouds” and I didn’t even know the story of Zach Sobiech. But I had seen the trailer and it hit all the right emotional cords for me. I knew it was going to be a tear-jerker. And boy, was I glad I had a box of tissues next to me. Because I was teary-eyed the entire movie.
I’m not a religious person and sometimes avoid films with religious tendencies. And while there are subtle bits of Christianity in the film such as when the family travels to France to experience the healing waters of Lourdes, it is not thrown in your face. Which I appreciated on a deep level.
The cast did an incredible. They brought the film to life with their emotional portrayal of the Sobiech family. My heart broke for Zach’s parents and siblings as I watched their pain acted out on screen. My gut still wrenches as I think about it.
The story is about the journey and Zach’s unwavering heart. We watch as Zach battles cancer, see him sick from chemo and struggle with bouts of depression. All of which, would leave a lesser man broken. But he rises up and doesn’t fall off the path leading to his dreams.
“Clouds” is predictable at times. And a little cheesy. But it is also inspiring. And if you ask me, that is exactly what we need in 2020.
So in the comments – Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
More about “Clouds” on Disney Plus
Synopsis: Seventeen-year old Zach Sobiech captured the hearts of people everywhere when his original song “Clouds” debuted and instantly became a viral sensation in 2012. In the new Disney+ original movie “Clouds,” premiering on Friday, October 16, the world will be inspired once again by Zach’s musical legacy and his story about the resilience of the human spirit. Directed by Justin Baldoni, the movie is based on the book “Clouds: A Memoir” by Zach’s mother, Laura Sobiech.
The original song, which hit #1 on iTunes in 2013, was written and performed by Zach Sobiech and Sammy Brown, whose real-life story inspired the movie. The new version of “Clouds” is performed by stars of the movie Fin Argus and Sabrina Carpenter, and is available now at all digital retail providers.
Click HERE to listen to “Clouds” by Fin Argus & Sabrina Carpenter.