Sunday, February 2, 2014
Unstoppable Movie Review & Giveaway
I have a new film to tell you about, Unstoppable. This film is more of a sermon than a feature film but it is good, really good (I just think you need to know that going into it though). And the back cover states "this is a movie that families everywhere need to see" - I just want to be clear that I wouldn't show it to young children (some of the Biblical stories depicted on-screen include Cain murdering Abel and could frighten young ones like mine). The Dove Foundation states that it is appropriate for ages 12+ and I completely agree with this assessment.
Cameron poses several questions like Why do bad things happen to good people? and Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering? throughout this film. He uses scripture, his own life experiences, and artistic images to answer these questions and take you along on his sermon journey. As a Christian it was easy for me to follow along with the Biblical stories spoken and depicted on-screen. The story of his young friend dying of cancer along with the images of his friend's family and funeral drives the point home that suffering is indeed happening all around us, tragedy touches everyone at some level. This film doesn't necessarily answer all the questions that it poses. However, it does take us back to the beginning and shows us that God is there, He is here and He is faithful.
Read more about this film below and make sure and enter to win your own copy!
Inspired by the death of Cameron's close friend who succumbed to cancer at the age of 15, Kirk Cameron takes viewers on an inspiring and hop-filled visual journey to better understand the biggest doubt-raising question in faith: "Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering?" Going back to the beginning - literally - Kirk investigates the origins of good and evil and how they impact our lives...and our eternities. Unstoppable will prompt audiences to consider the role that pain and suffering has in our lives, as they affirm their personal views on faith, and encourage conversation starters about God, suffering, and hope. In theaters for only two weeknights (Sept 24th and Oct 3rd 2013), Unstoppable: A Live Event with Kirk Cameron sold a staggering 260,000 tickets and reached a theatrical gross of over $3.2 million dollars. In just two nights this independent project sent a loud message - audiences want thought-provoking and meaningful entertainment. Kirk Cameron is best known for his memorable role as "Mike Seaver," a cultural icon of the 80's, with his mullet hairstyle, cool glasses, and wisecracking comebacks. More recently he enjoyed much success with the No. 1 grossing inspirational film of 2008, Fireproof, and his recent documentary, Monumental. Kirk and his wife, Chelsea, were on-screen sweethearts during their Growing Pains years and are the founders of Camp Firefly, where terminally and seriously ill children and their families are provided an all-expense paid retreat (www.CampFirefly.com). Together, Kirk and Chelsea live in California with their six children.
About Provident Films
Provident Films, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, produces, markets and distributes faith-based films. The company is part of Nashville-based Provident Music Group, which has been one of the world's leading Christian entertainment companies for more three decades. Films from the company have included Courageous, October Baby, Fireproof, and Facing the Giants. More info is available at ProvidentFilms.org.
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Disclosure: Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.