Okay, okay, I'll admit it here and now:
I'm not much of a "movie" person. I have to really, really be interested in the "subject matter" or one of my absolute favorite actors has to be starring in it. I've never been diagnozed as ADHD--but that can be a very good "cop out" for me, if I don't want to sit through two hours of something or another on the big screen.
But Facing the Giants was well the time..and the effort. The website www.facingthegiants.com will give you all details about this terrific film.
I can't remember when I've seen a clearer presentation of the power of Jesus Christ than what I saw in this movie.
My good buddy Larry Ohannes and I drove more than 60 miles (round trip) out to the "burbs" just to see this movie. I'm glad we did.
None of the cast were "big name" actors per se, but the story they told was riveting and inspiring. It made me rejoice more than once.
Strengths of the movie:
Great presentation of the gospel. Great reminder of what "life" used to look like. The rural Georgia setting (and all the Southern accents) were amusing.
Alot of humor that was used well in this film. I laughed out loud more than once.
Weaknesses of the movie:
It was a "low budget" film. I read somewhere the budget was less than $250K. I'm not surprised...and the producers should have spent alot more on the film. No need to present the "gospel" in a cheap fashion. The world will notice that--and we believers should too.
"All well that ends well"--and that's not always the fact in real life. While the leading character (Coach Grant Taylor) got everything he wanted--after a battle in his mind and soul--real life doesn't always play out that way. Sometimes God does leave the "question marks" in place in our life. That's when we have to trust Him the most--even if the "?" never goes away.
I would encourage folks to see this film.