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39 Pounds of Love

39 Pounds of Love
1:10:00 | 2005

Categories: Faith and Spirituality

39 Pounds of Love is the inspirational and humorous story of Ami Ankilewitz, a 3-D animator in Israel whose bodily motion is limited to a single finger on his left hand. At birth, Ami was diagnosed with a rare form of muscular dystrophy, later diagnosed as Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), and was predicted to survive only to the age of 6. Now, thirty years later, he leaves the woman he loves and returns to the United States to confront the childhood doctor who predicted his early demise. Along the way, he comes to terms with a major incident from his past and pursues a lifelong dream: to ride a Harley Davidson.

39 Pounds of Love is an emotional roller coaster, a fascinating, humorous and truly inspirational ride through life with someone who embodies the very term, carpe diem (Seize the day).


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Ghazala Akbar
September 20, 2013
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Lindsey Cote
September 7, 2013
Gordon Wales
November 15, 2012
A Wonder of wonders...that is Ami.
Sarah Ackerman-Hale
September 3, 2012
Awesome AWESOME movie - 39 Pounds of Love - even though I am crying my eyes out right now at the end. Please watch beautiful!