Monday, March 12, 2012

The Woodcarver DVD and Give- away

I had the opportunity to watch and review The Woodcarver.  Here is an overview of the movie.

Matthew Stevenson is a troubled kid from a broken home. When he vandalizes the local church to get back at his parents, Matthew has to repair the damage to the church to avoid criminal charges. While working at the church, he meets Ernest (John Ratzenberger), an accomplished wood carver who created the intricate woodwork decoration that Matthew destroyed. Ernest has become something of a hermit, but reluctantly comes out of reclusion to help repair the church. Now Ernest and Matthew must work together to preserve the church's beautiful antiquity, and along the way, they also manage to restore their faith in God and in life.

Yes.. John Ratzenberger!  And he's in person.  He has done some great animation (in addition to Cheers) but this is him live in the flesh.   The movie is a sweet story of forgiveness, and what God's grace can do.  You can write the story line and it is a good family film.  The acting is very good and on point.  In a nutshell, Ernest takes the young man in and helps him to think about things in terms of What Would Jesus Do- the subtitle of the film.  I love when a faith film has some great well known actors in them.

One downside is that the movie is not captioned.  Those of you who read my reviews know that is a pet peeve because it leaves out a large portion of our society.  Cochlear implant kiddo watched with me but it was very hard for him to follow along.   Also the story, although sweet and good, was a bit slow moving at times and pretty predictable.

I would still recommend it as a family film however.  And I wish there were more of these types of flicks.

You can buy and rent the movie here.  The official trailer is below.

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Chef Penny said...

I often call Logan , Cliff, when he starts to randomly spout out obscure facts!

Karin said...

Would love to see this movie~~

karin56381 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Sounds great. Would love to win.
Carol Ann

bookworm said...

Make that three!!!!

Paula Stauffer said...

I would love to see this movie also! Hope I win the DVD! :)

poohder said...

thanks for the chance to win

Penny said...

Pick me! Pick me! I'd love to win!

nvandaele said...

Looks like a good movie.

Anonymous said...

Would love this one. Tricia

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