Another fantastic faith based film has hit the market today! It is a thriller with a powerful story of resiliency and the power of truth. This movie offers a message of hope for victims of trauma and for anyone who ever felt alone in their pain. Wildflower shows we are never alone. God's purpose and plan are always at work.
Creatively gifted, college student Chloe Moray finds solace from a difficult childhood in her extraordinary art. But when an alarming dream begins to recur nightly, Chloe starts to believe that it might be a suppressed memory and that she may have witnessed a terrible crime as a little girl. Her search for peace takes her on a journey that forces Chloe to confront her past traumas and leads her to cross paths with Josh, a young man dealing with his own painful loss. Together they find in each other someone they can trust as they seek to unlock a cold-case mystery from years before. But with the authorities blocking the way, Chloe's new-found hope is challenged in this powerful story of faith, triumph and healing.
If you've ever struggled in the aftermath of a difficult situation; if you've ever wondered if someone (anyone) will listen to you; if you've ever wished there was a safe place you could go, WILDFLOWER is a powerful reminder that hope can be found even in your darkest moments.
I recommend this movie to others. It has a strong cast, a gripping story line, clean plot and a sprinkling of faith. Obviously due to the thrilling nature of the movie, it is not recommended for young kids. However I definitely think teens and adults alike will enjoy it. The Dove Foundation gave it 5 doves out of five!
The movie tackles some tough issues such as childhood trauma and its after math effects on a life, and even touches on the stigmas of mental illnesses. The characters are portrayed well rounded and bringing life to roles that could easily have become annoying and overly stereotyped. However I truly enjoyed them - especially the two main characters Josh (played by Cody Longo) and Chloe (played by Nathalia Ramos). A quick note on the "thriller" part - I did not find the movie scary at all. It is suspenseful with the young woman experiencing frightening images and unexplained events. And the trauma from her childhood is dealt with very lightly. I would have no concern showing my teens. It is rated PG-13, very appropriately. Wildflower trailer available here.
I found, for my liking, the faith part quite light. Some may appreciate this though. There is definitely the appearance that faith is playing a big role in the lives of the characters but it is not heavy-handed or drenching the dialogue. Josh is struggling with his faith, angry at God, when he meets Chloe who has no interest in God - a God who lets bad things happen without a care. Both characters are struggling with the same basic core question of if God can be trusted. At the end as pieces of their lives are starting to come back together Chloe asks a still doubtful Josh, is faith really a part of the healing? And he nods. I won't share anymore as it may become a spoiler.
Overall a very well made movie, a good lesson and story, clean plot and dialogue and the music is great too! Just a little back stage fun fact for you- the music composer and directors are some very familiar guys from the band Building 429! So enjoy!
The DVD and the VOD release today! Go check it out.
Also, here is a Christian Cinema interview with Cody Longo, playing Josh in the movie, talking about his own journey with this faith-based movie. Another movie review for Cody from 2013 is Not Today.
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