When Ivy Templeton begins having strange nightmares, only a stranger knows why eleven year old Ivy Templeton is having disturbing nightmares causing her to scream out, often banging on windows. To make matters worse, Janice Templeton, Ivy's mother, is being stalked by a strange man who eventually tells her that Ivy is the reincarnation of his daughter Audrey Rose who died in a car accident when she was eleven years old. Ivy is recalling the tragic event, gasping for breath and trying to get out of the burning vehicle. The accident happened two minutes before Ivy was born, convincing Elliot Hoover that his daughters soul jumped into Ivy.
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After abducting Ivy, Hoover is put through the court system, but as the case plays out Janice begins to believe that her daughter is indeed the reincarnation of Audrey Rose. She allows Ivy to be hypnotized to go back to the time before her birth, to the time of the car accident. Ivy ends up dying as she relives the accident, and Hoover takes her ashes to India where he has been studying reincarnation. Both Janice and her husband Bill have come to terms with their daughter's death and have accepted that she quite possibly was the reincarnation of Audrey Rose.
Best part of story, including ending:
The film speaks to the theory of a soul never dying and that we continue on through rebirth.
Best scene in story:
My favorite scene was when Hoover was finally able to get through to Ivy by calling her Audrey Rose. He made sense of her banging on the windows by relating it to the car fire and Audrey trying to get out.
Opinion about the main character:
I liked the character of Hoover because he was relentless in proving that his daughter was alive in Ivy and that love knows no boundaries.