I first heard of April Showers when one of my friends told me about it, and subsequently showed me the movie. I, for one, am not a huge fan of movies based on actual events but April Showers has always stayed with me.
My view on the charactersEdit
Throughout the entire movie, I felt terrible for Sean. On what should have been a regular Monday, he loses the girl he loves to a school shooting. His flashbacks gave me more insight on his doomed relationship with April. I always wish he'd told April how he felt about her when he had the chance.
I understand where April's coming from with her anger and frustration with Sean. When the person you trust the most refuses to open up to you, it can easily lead to the end of the relationship. At the end of the movie, when Jessica gave Sean April's diary, I was given a clearer picture of who she was and it added more emotional impact to her death.
His story is honestly too gut-wrenching for me to bear, but I know what it feels like to feel the amount of guilt he felt. I believe he should have told the media the truth instead of keeping it all bottled up inside and killing himself because of it.
He was the bravest character in the movie. I admired the fact that he put his students first and himself last during the shooting, and it was heartbreaking when he was killed trying to protect them.