The Secret Gets the Movie Treatment in The Secret: Dare to Dream. Plus a Taffy Recipe

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The Secret has sold 30 million copies. You can see the documentary on Netflix to learn more about this notion of The Secret and the Law of Attraction, but seeing it in action is another story. That’s where a new film called The Secret: Dare to Dream comes into play. 

THE SECRET: DARE TO DREAM will be available to rent for $19.99 through On Demand platforms such as Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, VUDU, and cable providers starting Friday, July 31.The Secret: Dare to Dream Movie

The movie stars Katie Holmes and Josh Lucas. Holmes plays Miranda Wells, a widow with three children who is trying to put her life back together and care for her family. She is pretty negative about most of her thoughts. She has a lot of debt that weighs on her mind and she can’t seem to find happiness since her husband passed. Luas plays Bray Johnson, a gentleman that seeks Miranda out because he has something for her (a secret). Bray lives his life by the same principles as mentioned in the book, The Secret. He lives by the laws of attraction and tries to share this mentality with Miranda and her family. 

Lucas is my favorite Southern boy to watch in love stories. 

Take a look at the trailer to get an idea of what I’m talking about. 

I think a great example the movie uses to showcase the Law of Attraction is with the hurricane coming into the area. Miranda tells everyone the hurricane will hit their town despite most of the weather reports calling for it to shift and go another direction. Her thoughts attracted the hurricane to hit and destroy their family home. During Bray’s time in Louisiana, he notices the pull to Miranda and her family and helps them any way he can. 

The relationship they form seems to change both of them. One thing I think the movie glazes over and kind of turns into a weird subplot is the relationship between Miranda and her boss Tucker played by Jerry O’Connell. You get a glimpse of it in the trailer but in the movie, it really is nonexistent until it’s not. It feels like they added it in to give the story a little more tension. The main focus of the story is there though, and I liked the message that was trying to be conveyed.

Of course, there is a literal secret to this story as well. One that brings everyone together in a way they weren’t expecting. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, so I will leave you with a manifestation that the story will end with a happy ending. Visualize that happy ending and see if it works for you when you watch!

Sometimes reading a self-help book or watching a documentary doesn’t really put it into a perspective you can relate. The Secret: Dare to Dream manages to tell a story in a way that viewers enjoy. You can take away more than a smile from this story, you can start putting The Secret into practice within your own life. 

Make sure to check out The Secret: Dare to Dream available now! 

As an added bonus I have a fun recipe from the movie to share with you! Learn to make Taffy! 

The Secret: Dare to Dream Taffy Recipe

The Secret: Dare to Dream Taffy Recipe

Make the taffy from The Secret: Dare to Dream
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Servings 35 Pieces

Equipment

Parchment paper

What you will need

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp flavored extract flavor of choice
  • 2 drops food coloring color of choice

Instructions

  • Add the sugar to a large pot fitted with a candy thermometer. Sift in the cornstarch and whisk into the sugar until well-combined. Add the butter, corn syrup, water, salt, vanilla, and flavor extract of choice to the pot. Whisk to combine, then turn the heat to medium and cook until the mixture reaches 250 degrees ℉ (120℃).
  • Add the food color and stir to combine.
  • Pour the candy into a greased heatproof dish and cool until you are able to handle it (5-10 minutes).
  • Stretch the mixture out 12 inches (30 cm or further) and fold it over itself again and again for 10-15 minutes. The taffy will turn from translucent to opaque.
  • When the taffy becomes harder to pull, roll it to about a 30-inch (76-cm) long and 1-inch (2-cm) thick log on a greased surface. Cut the log in half. Then slice the taffy into bite-size chunks.
  • Wrap each piece of taffy in a square of parchment paper and twist the ends to seal.
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Meghan Cooper is a writer, content creator, movie critic, and geek living in Atlanta, Ga. She loves movies, traveling, and lots of coffee. Member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association, Georgia Film Critics Association, and Atlanta Film Critics Circle.

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