A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey.
The storyline in this movie is an interesting concept and presents some unique challenges for the filmmaker. Unfortunately, this movie is plagued with some very serious production problems: the main one being sound quality and secondly, inconsistent video quality in the different scenes.
There are times in the movie where it seems like there is only one microphone and it has to be shared amongst the actors. There are even a couple of scenes where you almost have to strain to hear all of the conversation spoken. The inconsistency in video quality is also frustrating; some scenes look washed out while others almost rival big-production films.
The premise in the movie was very interesting and even promising. The idea of an African-American church becoming involved with Muslim enterprises such as terrorism, weapons distribution, and the annihilation of the Christian faith was handled clumsily and at times seemed disconnected.
Some of the acting performances (mostly beginners) were overdone which only added to the amateurish feel of the movie. Because of the technical and production problems in the movie, I find it difficult to recommend this film.
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