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Friday, January 25, 2013

Abel's Field Review

Recently, I had the chance to review Abel's Field-- a new movie which was released to DVD earlier this week.
Here's the official release about Abel's Field:
Left motherless by tragedy and abandoned by his father, high school senior Seth McArdle (Samuel Davis) faces enormous pressure as he strives to support his little sisters. At school, he endures the daily bullying of the football team. But fighting back only finds him singled out for punishment and assigned to an after-school work detail under the supervision of the reserved groundskeeper, Abel (SOUL SURFER’S Kevin Sorbo). Much to his surprise, Seth discovers that Abel may be the only one who truly understands his struggles. As dark times lure Seth toward desperate measures, the reluctant Abel may be the one person who can point him back toward the light.
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OBM says:  I thought this movie was great.  While it is definitely Christian, it was not over the top, unbelievably so.  This is not one of those movies where everyone makes the right choices and they all live happily ever after.  Seth's life is hard, and he's trying to do the right thing, even when the adults around him don't.  And Abel befriends him, and speaks to him of God, but then we find out that maybe he's not trusting the Lord fully either.  Seth calls him out on it, and both find themselves on the brink of making bad choices.  Right prevails in both cases, but for Abel, that "right" may involve some serious consequences for a past wrong.  It's a totally believable story, that is at times both heartbreaking and uplifting.  It's rated PG, although I can't remember anything that I found objectionable.  It does feature some bullying and an actual fight, but that violence is brief and not at all glorified.  I'm thrilled to have been able to review it, and I'd wholeheartedly recommend it.  In fact, I even get to give away a copy!  So if you'd like to win your own copy of Abel's Field, just enter below.

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Sonya Caskey said...

"Abel's Field" looks good. I have seen the other 4 movies and have really enjoyed them. I just purchased "Come What May" and hope to watch it today.

Sonya Caskey said...

"Abel's Field" Looks good. I have seen the other 4 movies and have really enjoyed them.

Tiffany said...

Sounds like a good movie!

Judy said...

The Abel's Field DVD has trailers for Facing the Giants, Courageous, Fireproof, and Soul Surfer. Have you seen any of them? Which is your favorite?

I've seen them all! I thing Fireproof is my favorite! Loved them all though!