Jason returns home to get away while he studies for the upcoming bar exam. After visiting his oldest friend, a "coulda-been-girlfriend" who is now engaged, and a pushy preacher, his easygoing summer becomes filled with unwanted drama. Over the few months he's there, he begins to question what life is about, and what is his purpose in it? Written by
The film was selected to show at the Tristate Theater Convention in Tunica, MS April 20, 2009. The film showed alongside "Goodbye Solo" and "Away We Go." See more »
During the scene where Jason asks for Paul's help moving a couch, another take of Jason's line was used. If you look closely before he turns around, you can see that it doesn't match up completely. See more »
You know, it doesn't work by osmosis?
Well, you can sit next that thing all day long if you want, but you actually gotta crack that rascal open for it to do you any good.
Okay. How's that?
Well, it's a start. So, they run you off up north or did you just get homesick?
Do I know you?
No... you just look weak.
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Many of the people credited in the film are listed twice using their middle and maiden names. This was done to make the crew look "bigger!" See more »
Some Christian films are simply films which are family-friendly and keep the moralizing to a minimum while still promoting their values. Then you have those sorts of films which bash you over the head with their overtly religious pablum. Sadly, "The River Within" is one of the latter.
**SPOILER ALERT** As usual, the one main character who is non-religious is an immoral heathen. He impregnated his girlfriend and then hightailed it out of there. Luckily, he has a really good Christian friend to help him see the light. Soon he is being prayed for and is informed that his life will turn around with the help of God. Next thing you know, he insists on being baptized, proposes marriage to his girlfriend and follows his dream of acting. His life is a bed of roses once he allows God into his heart. **END SPOILER**
Unfortunately, this film is almost impossible for a secular person to enjoy. I have actually seen Christian movies that entertained me on a certain level. Those, however, did not spend their time preaching about their supposed moral superiority. This is more along the lines of Christian propaganda than an actual movie with a concrete plot. If you are secular/agnostic/atheist don't say I didn't warn you! :)
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