Hannah Moore knew real life. The daily fight to build an existence on her own terms sustained Hannah and held at bay the grief of being used as a plaything first by her father and then by a succession of boys and men. As far as Hannah knew, this world offers no handouts. Her struggle to find work that wouldn’t be affected by a previous stint in prison began to seem an impossible dream. At the same time a nearby church was bitterly divided by a proposal to provide practical assistance and shelter to homeless women. The Touch doesn’t sugar-coat the attitudes of those opposed to the project or the difficulties faced during the process of establishing and administering the shelter. Hannah’s fighting spirit wouldn’t entertain the idea of seeking help at such a place, but after losing hope and trying to finish herself off with a concoction of pills and vodka, Hannah is referred by social services to the church’s shelter. Just as she did while in prison, Hannah initially looks only for the quickest way of escape from the refuge. Her journey toward discovering grace and a love that isn’t bound by “give and take” is hesitant, and something she’s slow to comprehend as a possibility.

Also Known As: The Touch

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  • mikael-simola
    mikael simola

    This film is definitely low budget with some inexperienced actors, but that does not work against it. It actually makes the film seem more real. This is a very touching film with heart. The fact that it’s true compounds the impact of people helping people. The church is not perfect, but eventually it gets its act together and sees the error of its ways. Edgy and inspirational. The conservative Pharisees in our congregations today, the ones that this film preaches against, will not like not the content and I say, “GOOD!” They don’t understand the way life is today. Director Huckaby has pieced together some broken parts and gotten The Touch up and running.

  • karolina-mala
    karolina mala

    Touch was one of the most “touching” films I have ever seen. It pulls at your heart strings and shows you what true Christian love is all about. People wear the WWJD (what would Jesus do) attire but don’t always do what he would do. This is a wonderful example of what Jesus would have done. If more churches reached out this way they could truly make a difference in this world. I admire the producers of this film for taking the risk (just like the church did) in offending someone and creating a wonderful and unforgettable film. May there be more like this produced.Fred and Dee Jay Davis

  • kirsti-ketola
    kirsti ketola

    ‘The Touch” is at once ugly, beautiful, compelling and true.It is ugly when it shows an unflinching picture of how painful life can be when people get caught in the blender of bad decisions, messed-up relationships,etc. Life can be a mess– and many films from a spiritual perspective avoid showing it this realistically. It is beautiful when it shows what happens when people who claim to know Jesus step out of stained-glass fantasies and actually live out their faith in the middle of the mess.It is compelling when it deals with the dynamics of the interplay between people who normally avoid each other or only deal in stereotypes of each other.But mostly, it is all of those things because it is true. Everything in the story happened; it is not fiction. The local settings and film stylings lend realism. And some of the acting (especially Kristia Knowles) is generally good and effective. That realism prevents the film from sliding into religious propaganda.See “The Touch”– and see what happens when real faith (not the headline cartoon versions of it) meets real life.

  • orina-ovsiienko
    orina ovsiienko

    This is a very sensitive movie that draws the audience in and keeps it totally absorbed throughout. Kristia Knowles (Hannah) is a stunning actress who plays her part with such honesty and reality. She is making another movie to be released in 2007. I will certainly will look for her great anticipation. The story is true and takes place in Leesburgh, Florida, a beautiful area of Central Florida north of Disney World and a few miles from the famous Mount Dora.I topic of this movie is about a Church and its mission to help a person in dire need. However, the theme is general and really can be appreciated by those of any religious persuasion. Jews, Muslims and Catholics can easily understand the role of the Church in their lives.Touching and moving.

  • dr-nagy-a-emma
    dr nagy a emma

    Firstly, this movie isn’t really religious propaganda. What I saw was very little to do with religion and more to do with a woman simply overcoming one of the hardest lifestyles known to all of North America.It is about the struggles of Hannah, and the people who helped her. It hasn’t made me believe, but strengthened my belief; that people can come together and work to help people in need and assist them regardless of the cost whatever it may be (monetary, stress, etc).This movie could possibly motivate others to help people in need. I feel while it might not be a must-see movie; its inspirational.Some of the acting is questionable, and some of the acting is remarkable.The movie is overall, excellent. It is a wonderful blend of unpredictable dramatics. The casting couldn’t have been better. Enjoy this movie, I know I sure did.