The Kid with a Bike REVIEW
Having said that, more people should watch it than probably will. It is not often that a child actor inhabits his (or her) character this convincingly. Cyril is about ten. He lives in a home for abandoned children. His biological father has literally abandoned him (if you can imagine) and works in a restaurant not far from Cyril’s orphanage.
Cyril is like all of us I suppose. He has to figure out which people in his life are worthy of his loyalty. There are always going to be people who should care for us but lack the responsibility or character to do so. There are always going to be people who pretend to care for us to get something out of us. We can only hope that there will be people who, by the grace of God, pick us up out of the gutter and love in spite of our lack of appreciation for them. The secret to life is figuring out who is who and intelligently surrendering the need for those we wish would care, the illusion that all who pretend to care do, and the fear that those who do care are just pretending. The secret is in offering our affection and loyalty to those with the true hearts.
Question for Comment: Who has abandoned you? Who has deceived you? Who has loved you out of nowhere?