Going to see it, I was excited. I wanted to see it, but I also wasn't expecting the greatest of acting because I have seen the other three movies by Sherwood Baptist Church. Although they always have great lessons, they are not the most professional movies.
However, leaving the theatre I was blown away by this movie. I'm going to put it in right now, if you haven't seen this movie, go see it!
I was laughing, crying, then laughing, then crying, then laughing, then crying. The film was full of drama, action, comedy, friendship, love and lessons. It had everything you could have wanted in a film.
Nate commented that the script for this film was so well done that the actors didn't even have to be that good, because the words were so empowering that even non-actors had passion just reading them.
The script was written and the film was directed by Adam Kenrick, who also plays one of the leads in the story.
It's obvious that the church is on it's fourth film, as the actors have gotten better with some experience under their belt.
If you didn't watch the trailer on put on the blog a few days ago, I would go back in watch it. The movie is about a group of law enforcement officers who struggle with many things in life, including faith and fatherhood. It also brings in the tale of a young Mexican man who struggles to find a job and provide for his family, until God obviously steps in.
So much happens during the movie - gang members selling drugs, a man trying to steal a car, the death of a child, a cop stealing - it's hard to know how it's all going to be resolved at the end.
However, the movie ends up hopeful and ends with a challenge. Our world needs dads who will step up and do their duty by their children. Who will be that man?
I walked out of the theatre with a little mascara war paint and a full heart, inspired by the relationship these people have with God and ready to purchase that movie the moment it comes out. I have a feeling this is going to be one of those movies that you learn/notice something different every time you watch it.
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