A compassionate young man, raised in an orphanage and trained to be a doctor there, decides to leave to see the world.
- " Irving's clean, economical dialogue and Hallstrom's beautifully morose direction cut the fat off of the cliches. " – Rob Gonsalves (eFilmCritic.com)
- " It blends romance with the love of children, the warmth of family with the darker side of human nature, and the all-encompassing belief that everything has a purpose. " – John R. McEwen (Film Quips Online)
- " It is worth mentioning that this movie looks like a million bucks; cinematographer Oliver Stapleton drenches the scenery in rich, antique tones that add luster to the story's poignant emotion. " – Margaret A. McGurk (Cincinnati Enquirer)