The terrible Katie Holmes drama storming the Netflix chart
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The terrible Katie Holmes drama storming the Netflix chart

Life would have been nothing but an experiment in grandness if all you had to do to manifest your deepest desires and highest goals was to visualise it all just hard enough. But alas, that’s how life works only in the movies. One in particular that is trending on the top ten films chart on Netflix stars Katie Holmes and Josh Lucas.

The Secret: Dare to Dream, directed by Andy Tennant, took the sixth spot on the Netflix US top ten list of films. Tennant, known for his work on romantic comedies such as Hitch and Sweet Home Alabama, helmed the movie that was both written and produced by Bekah Brunstetter and Rick Parks. The star-studded cast includes Katie Holmes as the protagonist, Miranda Wells, and Josh Lucas stars as Bray Johnson.

The Secret: Dare to Dream is a film adaptation of Rhonda Byrne’s self-help book The Secret, which gained notoriety for promoting the law of attraction and positive thinking that promotes the idea that one can manifest desired outcomes through optimistic thoughts. 

However, this philosophy has faced criticism for overlooking the tangible constraints imposed by late-stage capitalism, where systemic inequalities and economic structures often determine success. Not to mention that promoting positive thinking as a universal remedy neglects the impact of socioeconomic disparities on individuals’ opportunities. Moreover, this mindset can be detrimental to mental health, as it oversimplifies complex struggles, fostering a blame-the-victim mentality.

But The Secret: Dare to Dream is fiction, after all.

What is The Secret: Dare to Dream about?

The story revolves around Miranda Wells, a struggling widow with three children. Her life takes an unexpected turn when she meets Bray Johnson, a mysterious stranger with a penchant for offering life-changing advice. As Miranda navigates her tumultuous circumstances, the narrative unfolds with a blend of romance and self-discovery, drawing inspiration from the controversial self-help book The Secret. Despite the backlash, The Secret: Dare to Dream continues to capture the attention of audiences, sparking discussions about the fine line between motivation and pseudoscience.

You can watch The Secret: Dare to Dream on Netflix and catch the trailer here: