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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Abel's Field

I'm always looking for good, wholesome family entertainment to watch with my three kids.    Over the long weekend, the whole family watched Abel's Field.
The synopsis from the back of the DVD case:
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.

Abel's Field is produced by Affirm Films -- the same company that brought you Fireproof, Courageous, Soul Surfer, The Mighty Macs, and more.  Having seen all those movies (in fact, we own three of the four mentioned), I felt confident that their latest release would be good.  And it was.

This is a great story of a teenage boy who is doing his best with what life has dealt him.  He has to deal with some very hard circumstances, especially for a 17-year-old boy.  It is a story of redemption.  A story that shows you that everyone deserves a second chance.

The movie is rated PG for thematic elements, brief violence, and a smoking image (according to the DVD case).

If you'd like to find out more about Abel's Field or to watch a trailer, here are a few links to check out ...

And if you'd like a chance to win your own DVD copy of the movie, just leave a comment telling me the best family movie you've seen lately.  You have until Thursday, January 31 to enter.  I will randomly choose a winner on Friday, February 1 (can you believe it is almost February already?!) and post the winner on my blog.  Anonymous comments are permitted, just be sure to leave your name so I know who you are.

Thank you and good luck!

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Julie R. said...

I just talked to Nick about the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies because he was wearing the shirt. I told him that I really liked the third movie which he hasn't seen yet. It was funny and entertaining as usual. But I really liked how it focused on the relationship between the father and son. I thought it had a lot of very touching moments and I want to watch again someday soon!

Heidi said...

I think the most recent one we saw was Journey 2. It was fun and the boys loved it.

Tamar SB said...

I loved Courageous - I'll have to check this out!

Laura said...

Oh gosh... a family movie... hmmm... I like all the ones you mentioned above. We also love the VeggieTales Johan movie. Hmm... might have to get that out today. :)

Donna Asche said...

Recently, our family watched Amish Grace together. While it was hard to watch because of the dramatic experience they went through, it also taught all of us how forgiveness is so very important. However, there are sooooo many movies I could write on here. On a lighter note, we watched Tangled a few weeks ago and I thought it was really cute and funny!