Sunday, April 14, 2013

This Is Our Time

I had the opportunity to review a new family oriented DVD.  What a nice change from the general film offerings that are out there.

The movie is This Is Our Time.

To summarize from the website:

The movie tells the interwoven stories of Luke (T.J. Dalrymple) and Alé (Erin Bethea), who marry right after school and move to India to serve as missionaries for Embrace A Village, a ministry that cares for those afflicted with leprosy and their families; aspiring financier Catherine (Kate Cobb), who joins a prestigious financial institution determined to make an impact on corporate America; Ryder (Matthew Florida), who lands an impressive job in social media and can’t wait to use the powerful medium for a greater good; and Ethan (Shawn-Caulin Young,) seemingly the odd man out, who struggles to find his God-given-purpose and feels sidelined by God.
“What they all come to learn is that it never really was their time,” Arnold said. “It always was, always is, God’s time.”

The movie is based off Jeremiah 29:11.  "For I know the plans I have for you" says the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."  The story spoiler is pretty much given away in the clip below; but how the events unfold and the response of the characters is the important part of the story.  One of my favorite 'themes' of the movie is that we all play 'roles' with each other and when Christians come together as one unit or body, we are so much stronger.  There is no insignificant role.  We can not live in a vacuum.  (I have so much more to say on this but perhaps that is for a different post.)

The acting in the movie is good as is the character development.  I did feel as if I got to know them more and more as the movie went on.  Some of the transitions between scenes were choppy.. like I was going to get a commercial at that point.  But all in all the production value was good.  And I hate saying this part.. but it was good especially for a Christian film.  With budgets as they are, Christian movies sometimes feel 'cheap' but this one did not.

A central piece of this movie involved Embrace a Village charity which takes physical, emotional and spiritual healing to leprosy colonies in the State of Tamil Nadu which is one of the 28 states of India.   You can see it on the south east corner of this map of India.  (If you homeschool feel free to count this as your geography lesson for the day.)

The movie places each character in different roles in how they serve God... from the United States all the way to the edges of India .. and the theme is that no one is more important that the other.  All play a role.

You can purchase the movie here at Christian Cinema.
Of course they have a Facebook Page.

Here is a clip.  It does give away a big part of the film but as I mentioned, the people are really the story.. not the plot.

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kimsbaxi said...

What a great movie trailer.

Kim said...

Looks like a great movie!

Petra said...

I bet my oldest would love to watch this. Looks like a Wed night movie night movie for her and I.

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Erika said...

Lookks good :)

Maureen (Moe) Buck said...

Thanks Amy, for sharing...
I'm interested

Anonymous said...

Thanks Amy for the heads up on this movie...

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