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10 out of 22 people found the following review useful:
Harken to the 80's, 17 January 2013
7/10

I liked the movie. It reminded me of those old Sylvester Stalone type movies. Lots of action, moved fast. Clear good guy vs bad guy. I did think parts of the movie were terribly predictable. It IS rated R, so I guess I wasn't surprised..but the F bomb was dropped about as much as the bullets were racing. Is that really necessary? Does it make the movie better somehow? Also, at times more gory than needed. Again, I think some things could have been "left out" and the movie would have been just as good. Enjoyed it overall anyway. Please leave your kids at home. I really hate watching movies like this sitting next to an 8 year old. Seriously.

0 out of 7 people found the following review useful:
Not what I expected...., 7 March 2011
4/10

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I read the book and was anticipating the movie. I didn't expect it to be exactly like the book, but I felt the movie missed the mark entirely. I almost bought the movie for $23 at the bookstore, I was so sure I would like it. I'm so glad I rented it at Redbox for $1! This IS a faith based book, so I didn't realize the movie could be made and ignore the primary theme of the book. I think the acting was quite decent overall, and the movie was fairly well made. My complaint doesn't really lie with that. It's just so much of the book is missing, made to fit the movie, and the only barely there elements of faith are to support the character attempt to "run off" with the child. In no way does it make people of faith look good, just the opposite. They look rather stupid and involved. I just didn't get it. I'm very very disappointed with Karen Kingsbury. I would never have sold my book rights to a film maker if they were going to leave out the entire point of the movie. Sorry, I just didn't care for it. The book was far better at grabbing my attention and pulling me in. Yawn.

2 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
Cute, but....., 4 February 2011
5/10

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This was a cute and wholesome movie with a good moral.

However, the acting was a bit rehearsed...as in never left dress rehearsal. I did read that the whole budget was only $20,000 and the acting was done for free...so in that regards I guess it was not bad. Here is my gripe....I could never suspend disbelief during the movie. It kept me from connecting to the movie, it's characters, and even the message to a degree.

Picture this...you lose your job...your utilities are being disconnected, you can't feed your family and must apply for food stamps...yet you drive 2 newer cars and have a baby grand sitting in your living room...picture this...you are going to lose your home in 5 days...you have snowball fights and cookouts and are willing to spend you last $40 on a dinner out (who needs gas in your only remaining vehicle?!). I'm sorry, I just couldn't get past it. Why not sell some stuff to get by? Anything is better than nothing when you are about to lose it all.

So, yes, good overall moral message...but I do not see how people gave this movie 10 stars. I give it 5. It was OK, but it just made me angry at times. I couldn't suspend disbelief to connect to the movie very well.

30 out of 94 people found the following review useful:
Heart-Warming, 21 September 2010
7/10

I really enjoyed the movie. It doesn't officially come out for awhile, and I think it's too bad. I think it would be well received this Christmas season (2010). A good reminder that there is more to Christmas than just commercialism. I think it would be obvious that there is a Christian theme to the movie, but I think it does a nice job of not being too preachy. It kind of reminds me of a good Halmark flick. Good acting, but not over the top. I will certainly be promoting this film when it comes out! It was inspired by a Christian song by the group Go Fish. I have also seen a preview for the movie on Youtube. Check it out!

4 out of 10 people found the following review useful:
Not Worth the Distance, 27 August 2010
3/10

I really thought this movie was going to be cute, but was sorely disappointed. There were parts of the movie that were cute, but as a whole it was unforgettable. There was no real chemistry between the leads, and the movie relied extensively on excessive foul language and sex jokes and commentary, no innuendos here. I was actually fairly put out at a anti-semitic joke, and if you didn't get it there's a pan. There was a large gasp, and no laughter on that joke. Not funny, AT ALL. No, I didn't get it wrong nor did anyone else in the theater. For the comfort of adults 18 and over that attend the movie, please leave your kids at home. Seriously, 5-17 year olds have no place attending this movie. It's rated R for a reason.

1 out of 6 people found the following review useful:
Wishy Washy, 27 June 2009
4/10

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I was able to see this movie for free at a screening. It definitely pulled at my heartstrings, and caused me to shed a few tears. I was really disappointed in several aspects on the movie. They tried to create a meaty movie, but fell short by cramming in too much. At times is seemed cheesy. There were several scenes where the packed movie house gasped. There was a sweet relationship that developed between the cancer ridden patient and another cancer patient. I hoped it wouldn't go there, but be prepared for the two teens laying naked (mostly covered of course) together insinuating sex. The girl is 15. This was a gasp moment. I guess you have to decide if this is the OK message you want to pass to your kids. The B----h word is used freely. The other is kind of the hopeless feeling due to no belief in an afterlife. This probably fits for a lot of people, but seemed surprising sad, especially due to the subject. I wasn't as blown away as I was led to believe I would be. The acting was decent, but not the best movie I have ever seen.