Movie Review Friday: Lithium Springs
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Lithium Springs (2007)
Available on DVD
Director Carter Lord stars as the free-spirited, treasure-searching adventurer Evanrude Jones, whose mission to find Ponce de León's treasure and the Fountain of Youth becomes intertwined with the struggle to preserve one of Florida’s littlest known but longest standing natural habitats.
Jones is accompanied by Fred, a loyal, feisty Dachshund who lives up to the “man’s best friend” label, whether by attacking an abusive police officer or keeping lookout while Evanrude digs for fortune. Fred proves to be Jones’s voice of reason: His puppy eyes and whimpers persuade Evanrude to save one of Florida's hidden treasures just as unimaginable wealth is within reach.
This award-winning indie flick is a lighthearted, family-friendly soft comedy with a clear and strong environmental message for all ages, especially young children.