I was going to write a post about duct tape…

I was going to write a post about duct tape, but then I turned on this movie.

The post went out the window.

I generally don’t blog about books or movies or music or TV, mostly because I don’t consider myself enough of an authority to make a recommendation, however, y’all, this is different. 

Dear Zachary is one of the most compelling, twisted and heartfelt movies I have ever seen.  It’s an intense and brutal account of one man’s life, death and the family of friends who miss him dearly. It is also a tale of horror, tragedy, loss, rage and evil.

But most of all, it’s about love.

This is not an objective fact-finding sort of documentary. It is a story. And it disturbs me to know that this is a real story with real people.

It also disturbs me to know that Dear Zachary has been out for years and I only heard about it last weekend. I wish someone had told me about it sooner….so, here we go, I’m paying it forward and telling everyone I know: check out Dear Zachary.

It will haunt you.



  1. Anonymous says

    That movie is seriously haunting. Hard to believe we walk around with people that good and THAT BAD everyday. Gets you thinking……..

  2. says

    I definitely didn’t see the Zachary-related twist towards the end coming. Like, at all. When he said it in the movie, I had to rewind and rewatch before it hit me. And then I sobbed.

  3. says

    Thank you for recommending this movie. I am watching it online right now. My tears just won’t stop. I already know what is coming. I cannot fathom the depths of evil and good in our world. I will choose to remember this movie for all the love felt and shown and hug my husband and children much tighter when they get home today. Much love and thanks, Laurie from Scene of the Grime

  4. says

    Dear Zachary is such a powerful documentary. It’s one of those that makes me bawl and wonder why in the world do I watch stuff like this?

  5. says

    my boyfriend came home from work to find me sobbing after watching “dear zachary” a few months ago. i’m actually working towards becoming a child court advocate (what zachary DESPERATELY needed!), a long forgotten dream rekindled by the movie.

  6. says

    I had never heard of this before – thanks for sharing this – I am going to see if our local video store has it.

  7. says

    Thank you for the recommendation Peaches, the way you describe it I know I would love it!

    Have a great weekend and hope your waffle-maker recipient enjoys the nuances of her gift wrapping!

    xo Mary Jo

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