Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Shunning.... A review and ANOTHER give-away

Oh man!  What a GREAT movie!  I was given the opportunity to review The Shunning which is based off the Beverly Lewis book by the same name.  I had no girlfriends to watch this one with but I popped it in my computer and put on the headphones.


I hesitate to give away the plot.  The title basically says what happens.  A young woman is shunned from her community.  How she gets there, the plot and the acting are genuine and keep you on the edge of your seat.   I really felt for the main character, Katie Lapp as she struggled with who God made her to be and what her community demanded from it's members.   Honestly, although I don't know if this is close to what Amish life is really like, I do know that it is a struggle for many Christians.  There are man made rules and God's grace.  I mean no disrespect to the Amish when I say this but I wonder how  many of us have been shunned by those in the Christian community or outside for one reason or another.     I guess I hope I give grace and get it as much as possible.  And some characters do that in The Shunning as well.  It was a wonderful film full of struggles that I think we all have to some degree if not by the name of shunned.

The acting was wonderful.  I do not know any Amish people to compare to but I thought the accents were real.  The movie is clean and family oriented although the topic would be somewhat heady for younger folks.  It is rated G and closed captioned.

If you want to know more about the plot, the actors or other details you can of course go to all the usual places.
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Here is the trailer:




Ok for the downside.. at the end, I wanted moooorrreee!!  What happens next?  There were several unanswered questions.  I thought there HAS to be a sequel!  And yes indeed...  there is..in book form.  Although I received this DVD free of charge for my review, I will be buying the entire trilogy of these books.  I actually think I just gave away a few of her books that my neighbor gave me because I thought I'd never get to them.  Guess I will have to buy them for the Kindle.   I do hope they make a sequel to the movie as well.

As for the contest.  You can enter up to four times.  Please leave a comment for each one and a way for me to contact you should you be the winner.  The contest will end September 23, 2011.




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15 comments:

nickandkatherine said...

I am subscribed by e-mail.
Our favourite family film has to be Narnia. We and the kids love it.

nickandkatherine@talktalk.net

nickandkatherine said...

I shared on facebook

nickandkatherine said...

I shared on Twitter as @mumoffunkids
Can I enter in the UK?

Kimi D. said...

I love stories that leave me begging for more!!

kori said...

OHH, cant wait to read it..

kori said...

I love reading great stories

Joy said...

I want this!!!! I'm excited that it is close captioned!! WOW!!! :D

Penny said...

Enter me! I follow you by featuring your blogs in my side bar!

Anonymous said...

I follow you via FB... Michelle M

Anonymous said...

I linked your post on FB... Michelle M

poohder said...

Thanks for the chance to win

Debra said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect. Favorite family film? Oooh. Princess Bride. I think. Yeah. It would have to be. Or maybe The Incredibles. No, Princess Bride. I think. LOL...

Debra said...

Shared on Facebook.

A Servant of Christ (who tries to be humble) said...

I shared this on Facebook. ;)

Patriots of the Republic Academy said...

I love these books, it would be fun to have the movie. I follow you on GFC. :)

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