My ol'lady has the remote so that pretty much means I'm watching this whether I like it or not
It is impossible to capture the essence of infinite love, sublime mercy or unrelenting grace. When faced with even the shadow of these things, we walk away with more questions than answers. This film can't do it. The book tried it's best. We only truly see it in Jesus. But, eventually you have to find these answers in the submission of trust. We need to learn to trust God. That being said, I'm glad for films and books that point us in the right direction. Let's keep trying to reflect these big truths. I give this movie a 7 (good) out of 10, for a decent adaptation and some fine performances, especially Octavia Spencer and Alice Braga. I give the book a 9 (superb) out of 10.
Had to stop watching. One could forgive the general faith content, but the gaps in story telling are weird.Further, what overflew my patience, is when the main protagonist question his christian believe directly with "god" (one-on-one). No direct answers, non-logical answers, yet he is ok with it. That when the story got broken for me.Unless you are devout christian, I do not recommend, it will drive you nuts.
Simply beautiful... Octavia I love you. I always hope to see Missy alive at the end...
I don't know why was I looking forward to this. It's disappointing.
This is the best movie i have watched in years. Thought provoking story, beautiful story. Cried buckets but would advise everyone to watch this film
Wouldn't it be great if god showed up like this in real life, and not just dreams and fiction.
I have to admit I watched this because Tim McGraw was in it, and i guess I loved the poster. Strange reasons for watching a film, I guess it's a little like buying a bottle of wine. if you like the look of a label you're more likely to buy it. I digress.
I really enjoyed the movie and went through a range of emotions. Wonderful characters and great storytelling. It never felt forced. Oh and such an emotional ending!!
I understand that the point of the movie is about 'letting go of hatred and sadness which was caused by a great injustice' and it's a good message.
But doing so in a religious setting, where God is literally in front of you and can answer your questions, without addressing the question of why did God allow the injustice to occur in the first place, is impossible.
It's Ok, to 'let go' in a religious setting, where God is there but doesn't answer you directly. So you assume he has a plan or that he has some reason. Or even without it, just your faith helped you through it. But here, Mac asks God point blank "Why did you let it happen?" and there is no answer. Some mambo jumbo and evasive talk about "I'm always with you" but no actual reason, logical or otherwise.
Again, I get that the point of the movie is not to explain why God allows bad things to happen, but in this case, you can't divorce the two.It's like a person breaks into your house, rapes, and murders your wife in front of you, and then consoles you on the virtues of 'letting go and moving forward'.
I would say it's Christain propaganda, but it seems that hardcore Christians think it's heresy to depict God as a woman.
If God was merely an abstract thought, this film would be preposterous. Despite your reservations, God is real, so while the film still comes across as manipulative, there is truth to the notions presented. Be open minded and you may find meaning to your own life.
Una pausa en la vida que te hace reflexionar y ver las cosas de otra forma.
The movie is ok. It's not as touching as the book, of course. But they could have picked someone with a better emotional range than Sam Worthington. Robin Williams would have been great here.
Rejoice, religious propaganda! seems like a 5-year old was allowed to make a movie about how he pictures 'god'. It's as shallow, meaningless and naive as I would have never thought it possible,
It is a good family film with a christian message.
Very average movie with a ton of religious brainwashing.
Too much "little house on the prairie". You got to have a lot of faith in God to get into this. Which I don't...
God is in this movie but no Morgan Freeman voice... fail.