’s directorial feature debut, “The Water Man
,” plays like a kid-friendly throwback to Steven Spielberg
’s ’80s movies. It’s a coming-of-age story filled with adventure, friendship, and some serious topics that don’t overshadow its young protagonist’s hopes. The story gives its hero, Gunner (Lonnie Chavis
), the chance to grow from a shy graphic novel nerd with a love of detective stories to a fearless wanderer looking for a cure to help his mom.
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