I am so impressed with the way the producers put it all together. These are basic biblical truths that went entirely ignored. This movie really hits home to my own personal experiences in high school. This is a very moving film that will help adults to understand what our teens are facing and teens to see what their actions towards others could be saying. After years of suffering silently. It does touch good points on leaving people out and reaching out to others.
Enough talk: go see it! Parents, I do not recommend this movie for kids in grade school. Story Jake Taylor has it all: friends, fame, a basketball scholar and the hottest girl in school. This movie is for Mature teens and up. Our site assists Christians in effectively reaching out to others with love and truth. It is more-so about loving others like Christ loved, this is what He called us to do. Scenes of the band playing in a dark warehouse are intercut with the story going on outside. Today many teens are faced with issues and situations similar to those discussed in the movie and this film may be just what is needed, to save a life.
Due to an early leak by in the United Kingdom, where it was the band's debut single, the song was released in the territory five weeks earlier than planned. Where did this mindset come from? I pray that every person that reads this will receive a deeper revelation of Christ and his desire for you to be who he has created you to be. What I particularly loved was that the group of Christian kids in this movies were realistically depicted as outsiders who nonetheless had one another. They are shown going into a room, and they start taking off shirts. Storyline is the story of a teenage boy, Jake Randy Wayne , who must make the choice to do what is popular or what is right. It debuted at number twenty nine on the on January 21, 2007 via downloads alone.
This film is both graphic in its demonstrations of immorality and openly preachy, traits that may render it uncomfortable viewing for many, but those very traits send a powerful message to modern teens. In other words, without repentance, there is no forgiveness at the Cross. After his childhood best friend, Roger Robert Bailey, Jr. Here it is in a nutshell: Everything is broken down into the simplest, after-school special, watered down, Hallmark card terms. The repercussions of his decisions from that point on are the rollercoaster ride that becomes the rest of the film. Rather than adding God to his life, he should have given Jesus his life.
The script was written by a youth pastor and the lessons learned were applied in his church youth group. Please read through the entire review for a better understanding. Because of the subject matter, this film is best for kids in junior high and older. And there is a scene where at a party the main character Jake sleeps with Amy. A friend of mine was actually the president for that particular school, so he asked Joe and I to come up for one of their weekend retreats. Being a Christian does not always mean that everything is going to work out perfectly.
He wonders what he could've done to save his friend's life. But the politics of high school quickly pulled them apart. Don't be fooled, anyone giving this above a 3 or so without being ironic is suffering from the delusion that these reviews weren't entirely objective and free of bias. The main characters, Jake and Amy, did have inferred at one of the aforementioned parties, but no sexual scenes were shown—other than Jake under the blanket, and later putting on his jeans. Note: insert 200650 into search. This film would be appropriate for most teens 13 and above and possibly even mature 11 or 12 year olds. A house full of underage teens drink -- downing shots and guzzling what appear to be alcoholic beverages out of red plastic cups.
However, I am not sold on the idea that this film is for the lost. As Jake searches for answers, he begins a journey that will change his life forever. And yet, the movie has a strong message of spirituality. Enter Roger Dawson, Jake's childhood best friend with whom Jake has grown apart since starting high school. Jake takes off his shirt, and the two fall down on a bed. It challenged me to include everyone around me.
As Jake's relationships with his parents and his girlfriend Amy become increasingly tumultuous and confusing, Pastor Chris Joshua Weigel serves as someone he can talk to, and his weekly youth group becomes a safe place where he can be himself without the fear of being judged. This movie is powerful in a good way. Nonetheless, things start to turn wild. It's long enough to get the idea and isn't intended to be romantic or erotic. In seeking answers in his own life, one question plagues him the most: Could I have saved him? Teens need to see this film. You should really see this movie. This is a life changing movie! My chief criticism--and this is a big one--is that Jesus' name was never mentioned once in the movie.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. So many people have sent money to Haiti this week, and rightly so. In many instances, the youth group becomes a church within a church. For any real or lasting change to be maintained from the good that will come from this movie, Christ must be first. There isn't a perfect person in the bunch, but even the film reinforces the truth that Christianity is an individual, personal relationship with God as Father, and not based on other's representation of it. Jake must also decide what he believes as far as God. .