Number of Times Seen – Twice (21 Jan 2013 and 11 Feb 2021)
Brief Synopsis – While on a weekend religious retreat, a youth counselor tells his charges a Biblical story in order to help them get a better understanding of God’s love for his people.
My Take on it – Intriguing story that works better than I would have expected.
The premise makes things feel as if it will probably be very preachy, but they find a way to tell things in a way that doesn’t seem to be pandering to the audience.
Sean Astin is great in the lead role and makes his character seem quite real and genuine in the way that he tells this very unique tale to his charges.
The way that the story jumps back and forth between the present and the visualizing the Biblical story works well and helps establish some great connections between them.
Liked the way that this film finds a way to make a Biblical story more accessible to the masses while also making it more relatable to a modern audience.
The production value of this film is quite low and it shows, yet they manage to still find a way to make things work despite this.
The message of the film is a simple one, yet they present it really well.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The copyright date of this movie is 2012 however, the Roman numerals MMCXII in the ending credits represent the year 2112. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)
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