Caleb (Randy Wayne, To Save A Life) is a young skater who's ill mother (Roseanna Arquette, Pulp Fiction) and absent father (John Schneider, October Baby), leaves him reaching for the only hope he has - becoming a sponsored skater. After discovering a stack of old letters, he set out to find the father he never knew and inadvertently begins a journey he never could have expected. Caleb's story explores what happens when we let go of our anger and pain and forgive those who have hurt us the most, just as God forgives us.
Rated PG-13. Dove approved (12+).
When I first put this movie on my list I had no idea who all was in it! But when I finally began watching the movie six months later I was pleasantly surprised to see Randy Wayne (To Save A Life was an amazing movie!) and Sean Michael (Akeelah and the Bee, To Save A Life) playing together again! And, even more pleasantly surprised to see John Schneider (Dukes of Hazzard, October Baby) in another christian movie. Even Christopher Michael (7th Heaven) Okay, so now that's I've exclaimed my joy for the cast, let's move on to the real deal.
Caleb is angry, life hasn't been what he wanted. As far as he knew he was the product of a summer fling his mother had and his father has never been a part of his life. He doesn't even know who his father is until after his mother falls into a coma and he stumbles across the letters and photos she saved of Jack. Discovering his father owns a million dollar architect company only fuels the flames inside. However, to me this movie is not only about Caleb, though he's obviously the lead, his father Jack has his own lesson to learn. Since he left Caleb and his mother eighteen years ago, work and money became the object of his life. But when Caleb enters into it he has to reevaluate his life's priorities and what's truly important.
What I loved about this movie was not just the message on forgiveness, but that people are the most important thing. Work, money, possessions, all those things will not last, but you only have so much time with your family. That time with your family can make a difference. And, we shouldn't let anything of us away from our priorities, which is our loved ones and Jesus Christ. And, that no matter what, we can all be made new through Jesus Christ.
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." --2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)I also really loved that they used two RED songs! First time I've ever heard one used in a movie. Already Over Pt 2 and Take It All Away. They fit perfectly and gave a bigger impact to the scenes. All in all this is a movie I recommend seeing.
I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars!
You can click the picture for direct a link on Christianbooks.com (and currently CBD has the Blu-ray for $5! That's 80% off!) So check it out!