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If you have a problem with movies bearing an overtly Christian theme, this is not for you. If you can keep an open mind and just watch a film for the sake of its story, it's worth sitting through. It's clearly low budget and I had never seen or any of the actors, but for what it is, I enjoyed it. It was a nice change from all the negativity that dominates most entertainment. It'll never be my all-time favorite movie, but it's worth seeing.
It's got a good heart, but the overly preachy religious story really just annoyed me to no end. Even trying to put that aside, there really isn't much behind the story that you can't sum up in one sentence... "Treat people with respect and kindness, make sure everyone is included"... I live my life like that, but this film just was kinda a waste.
I recommend this if you are into religion and stuff... But that's about it.
Many religious movies fail with the unbearable push of faith to the audience, as well as the clear abuse of darkened themes to spread more awareness regarding beliefs. This movie does not play that way. There is clearly some noble intentions seen here, for it is a movie that holds complete interest on provoking thoughts and action, rather than to be gratified as a cinematic work of art. It is ridden with cliches, stereotypes, and some very sketchy acting, but that is what drops the hint. Overall, the worth of this film lays in its nutritional value, and it's ability to make a relationship with a teenage mind.
I'm a Roman Catholic. I think it's important for you to know that when I talk about this movie. I've seen a lot Christian movies and I have to say, this comes to the closest to the struggles of real teens. I know people who go through these same sort of difficulties and It's properly addressed in this movie. With that being said, I do think parts are a little forced, but it's one of the better written Christian movies.
4 years later and this is still my favorite movie of all time. Dealing with deep issues most churches are afraid to touch on (yet eagerly slam people on sin and demand salvation), this movie has the hard edge needed for Christian movies today to use as a standard on how to make a quality film without going overboard.
This was a well-done, powerful and timely movie. It should be shown in every school (oops, can't do that) to every young person. I attempted suicide in middle school, if not for someone who cared enough to intervene, I would not be here. Take movie seriously, Someone's life may depend on your response!