Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Abel's Field {Review & GIVEAWAY!}

Abel's Field is the kind of movie that we need more of.  It is a movie you can enjoy with your family and not worry about them hearing foul language or seeing inappropriate scenes.  I really enjoyed this film.  It is a great story about hope, forgiveness, and prayer.  The main character, Seth, is carrying the weight of the world as he tries to care for his two young sisters, work hard at his schoolwork and jobs, and put up with bullying.  And he is determined to do it all on his own.  As things slowly crumble around him, Seth learns about asking for help from others and from God, whom he has given up on after his mother died.  Abel, Seth's supervisor, is a key part of helping him, but Abel has a secret of his own that might turn Seth down the wrong path for good.
One thing that did seem a little unrealistic to me was that three children would be allowed to live on their own.  Even if Seth is 18 and refused help from anyone, someone (from church, school, etc.) would most likely step in and do something about that. Other than that, I thought it was a very well done movie full of heart, humor, tears, and even a little romance. Although I think this is a great family move, I did not allow my kids to watch it yet.  Buddy, 8, might be able to grasp some of the storyline, but I think this movie is more appropriate for teenagers and older.  If my kids did happen to watch it, I am glad that there is not anything in it that I need to be concerned about.  It is rated PG for thematic elements, brief violence, and a smoking image. 
Flyby Promotions generously gave me this copy for review, and even better, they are giving a copy to one of you!  Please leave a comment on this post with your favorite family movie to be entered.  I will pick a winner next Friday, Feb 1 at noon using  Please leave a way for me to contact you if you are the winner!

Thank you Flyby Promotions for your generosity!

 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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Glogirl said...

I enjoyed watching the movie "October Baby" this past summer.


Attila & Tamara said...

I really like "Little Women".

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Anonymous said...

Our favorite movie to watch as a family is "Savage Sam" and other older Disney. "Davy Crockett" and "third man on the mountain" are favorites also. Melinda

Mrs. Doug said...

Hi Michelle,
I'm sorry to say I've just been a lurker to your blog, but I have enjoyed reading you home school posts and seeing the kids grow up and birthday fun. I guess I'm just embarrassed because I haven't posted anything on my own blog in so long. We love all the old movies like "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington", and "The Philadelphia Story". Such fun, but I have not seen any "newer" movies that I would recommend to Christian families. I'd be very interested in seeing this one.
Thank you for the opportunity.


Ronda said...

Opposite Day.

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