Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Surprisingly Fun Family Film

Have you heard of the movie Ring The Bell?

It is a film by Provident Films. It's written and produced by Mark Miller (a.k.a Sawyer Brown). Wow, that's a great flashback memory to my high school days dancing to a made up dance routine and screaming the lyrics to The Race Is On with my friend Nadine. (Opps ... too much information.)

Anyway, Mark Miller is a busy man. He has added film maker to his impressive resume of Country Rock star, Beach Street Record Label owner and Grammy and Dove award-winning producer for Casting Crowns and other great Christian artists. Feel free to check out an interview about Mark's life and his christian roots.

Back to the movie ...

The movie is about a slick, Big City Sports Agent who wanders down to Small Town America to sign an up and coming Baseball star. The movie is loaded with famous faces and even includes an entire Casting Crowns concert scene. And if you are a baseball fans you will want to see the faces that show up in this movie!

The movie has a great message and a real feel-good sense about life and faith. It's message teaches about priorities, the greater call upon our lives and of course the redemption of a heart that's turned from God.  "This heartwarming story of redemption will entertain and inspire the whole family." Check out the Dove Foundation's review as well.

I will add one personal comment. Although I thoroughly enjoyed this movie I have to admit it was a slow start for me. I found the beginning scenes stereotyped, amateurish and just plain cheesy. But let me give you the poke and encouragement to be patient, have faith and hold on because the movie soon warms your heart and endears you to the characters until you dry your tears in the final scene. Stick it out ... because it's worth it.

There is also a study guide available on the movie website to enhance a group setting or family movie night.

I definitely give this one a thumbs up! The race is on to go out and get your own copy!

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