In 1936, William and Helen Hemsley (Brian Geraghty, Amanda Crew) welcome identical twin boys into the world. But their joy is quickly tempered by a sobering realization; how could they give these children any kind of a life beyond the desperate poverty that haunted many families in the midst of the Great Depression? When evangelist Reece Wade (Ray Liotta) reveals that he and his wife Louise (Ashley Judd) cannot have children, William feels the Lord's prompting to give them one of the infant boys. Both brothers are born with passion, drive and awesome musical talent, but take very separate, yet converging paths. Drexel Hemsley (Blake Rayne) rises like a comet and changes the music world forever. His adopted brother, Ryan Wade (also played by Blake Rayne) struggles to find the purpose for his life. All the way into manhood he wrestles with pleasing Reverend Wade, his loving but controlling father, who is convinced his son Ryan is called into the ministry. Ryan is encouraged by his ... Written by
Ray Liotta and Amanda Crew previously starred together in the 2010 film Charlie St. Cloud. In that film, they didn't share any screen time together. See more »
In the cemetery scene on the gravestones, Drexal Hemsley was born Feb 12, 1936 and Dexter Ryan Hemsley was born Oct 4, 1935 (and lived one day) but they are twins?! They should be born on the same day (or adjacent days). This is either a major prop screw up or this is an actual cemetery plot (legality?) and the mother was having twins but lost one child in the 5th month and successfully carried the other to term most likely with hospital involvement and not just a home setting. Regardless, these different dates do not fit the story under any scenario. It would seem like neighbors would know they had twins born on the same day. See more »
Born For a Reason
Performed by James Carslake and The Morph Kings
Written by Rick Harchol (as Richard Michael Harchol), James Carslake and Margaret Harris
Electric guitar produced by and featuring Rick Harchol (as Richard Michael Harchol)
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Loved it! A must see. I've seen this movie twice already and will probably see it again and again. It was so nice to go to the movies and be able to take my 7 year old daughter and not have to watch a cartoon or animated movie and not have to worry about sex, violence and language. The story was great. The actors were great. Even Blake Rayne did a fabulous job with his acting debut. The music was toe tapping and I will definitely look for the sound track. Who hires these so called 'critics' anyway? What movie were they watching? Why does their opinion hold so much value? Everyone that I know that has seen it has had nothing but great things to say about the movie. They all recommend the movie and would see it again. We need to put these critics in there place and show that they don't know what they are talking about. We want to see more movies like this!!!! Move family-friendly movies! Go see the movie and decide for yourself. DON'T LISTEN TO THE CRITICS!!!!!
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