To Save a Life Movie Reviews
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I saw this movie on my birthday after having been given free movie passes by a friend. It was the same day as it was released. This movie really put the cherry on top of my birthday. It is not a boring movie. It keeps you entertained the whole time. It really does a good job at dealing with today's youth, schools and problems. It is definitely worth seeing and I am sure that it will be talked about for a while by many....
Yeah, someone was commenting earlier (on another article) about workers in Hollywood being out of touch with middle America. I believe this is somewhat true but it is definitely true with the Christian marketplace. It is not uncommon for large denominations(like the Southern Baptist Convention) to play a trailer weeks in advance in the service and encourage attenders to go see the movie when it comes out. Also Christian TV plays a big role in getting the word out. We know that after the Passion of The Christ Hollywood took notice and tried to come out with Faith films. The difference being that the Passion had a large Catholic audience whereas future Christian films did not(only evangelical). It seems that faith films were out for a while because no one was getting big bucks as they did from The Passion. Hopefully more faith films will come out again.–good ones, that is.As for me, it would be better to write my essay, not to watch this film.
This movie is pretty impressive, dealing head on with a lot of tough issues that young people face today. I'd highly recommend it to any viewers, particularly teenagers and college age students.
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For the budget they probably had to make this film, well, WOW, is all I can say. It's number 15 in the USA after 3 days and only 400 theaters.
Not your typical teen movie. To Save A Life takes a hard look at the world of today's young people. In this movie Jake, the main character, wrestles things like drugs and partying, depression, teen suiside, cutting, teen pregnancy, and much more. There is also a heavy Christian theme in the movie. As Jake tries to make sense out of everything, he seeks out the help of a local youth pastor. This movie does not hide the ugly side of church life as Jake deals with many problems in the light of his new-found faith. In the end, the brutal honesty and uncencored perspective is what really makes this movie stand out. It is even more impressive when one considers that this is a "Christian" movie and the fact that most faith-based movies are terrible. There is solid acting from a largely unknown cast and the writing is pretty good. The only con I could find with this movie is in it's directing. With flat angles and sometimes slow pacing, this sometimes had a 'doc**entary' feel. However, the overall experience overshadows any shortcomings. I fully recommend this movie. It is worth making a trip to a nearby town to see it (no theaters in my town were showing it). I hope that more theaters will pick this movie up in the coming months. Be sure to watch the trailer and send it to a friend.
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