Every month I will be reviewing a movie or a book and holding a giveaway. I’m doing this as a part of the Blythe Daniel Agency and the Blogspot, a page where bloggers review upcoming movies and books.
This month I’m reviewing and giving away a movie!
I confess. I don’t watch many faith based movies. Maybe I’ve been spoiled by Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. (You’ve Got Mail is still one of my favorites.) Let’s face it, Hollywood has “ruined” all of us in one way or the other, but that’s another blog post.
“Christian” movies unfortunately have gotten a bad rap from earlier attempts. Cheesy. Bad acting. Cliche. Preachy. Some of them are embarrassing. My whole family feels this way. As I prepared to watch this movie Sunday afternoon, I got my comfy pants on, my afghan and my popcorn. And everybody else found something to do. Nobody wanted to watch my “Christian” movie with me.
But I was pleasantly surprised as I watched Redemption of the Commons, a film by KT Terry.
Not only is the acting good–not Oscar winning, but not cheesy–the film captures the plight of many Americans today and demonstrates redemption without giving a sermon. There are no car races, alien invasions, or killings, only the harsh realities of our economy, alcoholism, and the quest to find purpose. (What a perfect movie for finding purpose beyond today!) And there is romance.
If you could use some hope, if God seems distant or silent, if your pursuit of purpose has landed you back to where you started and farther in debt, Redemption of the Commons will encourage you.
Actually, it encouraged me. That was the best part about the movie. After I watched it, I felt filled rather than drained. My thoughts were on good things.
For more information about the screen-writer, KT Terry, and his experiences that formed this story, read this review from the online magazine, Greenville in One Accord. The article also explains how the funding came through at just the right time and how they ministered to the actors during filming.
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Leave a comment below to be entered into a drawing for a free copy of Redemption of the Commons. I’ll announce the winner Monday, February 23. If you aren’t able to comment on the blog, leave a comment on our Facebook Fellowship Page with #movie so I know to enter your name. Also, invite friends to “like” our Fellowship Page (Andy Lee (Author)), let me know how many you’ve invited, and I’ll enter your name for each invite.
I would be remiss to tell you that I knew one of the actresses who made a short appearance. You did a stellar job Vonda Skelton!