Sedona: The Movie
I was a bit skeptical when my local compadres and I picked up tickets to see “Sedona, the Movie.” I knew this wasn’t a big budget film, but the novelty of it being set in the place where we all live was enough to have us in our seats, popcorn in hand.
One thing you will enjoy is the panoramic views of Sedona. These reminded me of my helicopter adventure last summer and feels as though you are floating through the red rocks. The movie was kind of silly in many aspects, but in a way that made me smile. There were a lot of local characters in the movie. There is this guy in the movie jogging and this is a real guy in Sedona I see jogging all the time. There was some local fun with the Merlin statue in the New Frontier’s shopping plaza. We all know if you look under Merlin’s “skirt” that you can find out if he is…ummm…anatomically correct. These local bits were what made the movie fun for me.
There are basically two story lines in the movie. The main character is Tammy, Francis Fisher, who sorta gets trapped in Sedona when her car breaks down and things keep conspiring to keep her here. They say, Sedona “either keeps you or throws you away” and Sedona was not giving Tammy a break. During her visit she is encouraged by the mystical energy and slower pace to face some difficult memories in her past.
The other thread is about a workaholic lawyer, Scott, played by Seth Peterson, and his partner, who have come to Sedona to find some relaxation with their two children. The younger of the two kids wanders off while they are hiking and they search frantically for him. This is a journey for Scott who is trying to find a balance in life for him and his family.
These two stories tie together in the end, maybe a little too neatly. We do find ourselves smiling and feeling a little silly, because Sedona is kind-of silly sometimes. There are some odd characters here, in fact one of them, that played a cameo in the movie, wandered into our hotel library once and gave a lecture on sea turtles, free of charge.