mtl Movie Reviews by The Dove Foundation
Runtime: 112 minutes
Starring: Ryan O'Quinn, Shawnee Smith, Danielle Nicolet, Kevin Sizemore, David DeLuise, Issac Ryan Brown
Director: Billy Dickson
Language: OMG-1; "baby Jesus hot dogs" served at a Christmas fair; piece of trash-1; homeless people called "scabs"; "sc*ewed-1.
Violence: Man rams other man's car with his car; a group of men attack man in a brief scene, which shows a little blood; man's car is torched; woman hits man on arm with golf clubs; woman is pushed downstairs by man; fire engulfs factory; burning beam falls on child and traps him, but he gets out.
Drugs: Man gives woman a bottle of aspirin.
Other: Man cries over woman who was hurt; tension between characters.
Limited Theatrical Release - For years, the small town of Grundy, Va. has relied on the Peyton family to provide the highlight of the year—the annual Christmas pageant. When Matthew Peyton (Ryan O’Quinn) inherits the family business, the responsibility of the Christmas pageant also falls on his shoulders. But as financial hardships fall on the town, Matthew finds himself overwhelmed. As his business profits plummet and his workers begin to strike, Matthew is forced to make a decision between selling the family business and cancelling the beloved pageant or sticking out hardships despite his rapidly declining popularity in the community. Through chance events, Matthew meets Clarence (Isaac Ryan Brown), a boy who believes in miracles, and his mother Sharon (Danielle Nicolet). His newfound friends impact Matthew’s life in a way he never thought possible and teach him to believe and give faith a chance.
"Believe" is a powerful movie about a woman and her son that shows a cynical man the true meaning behind Christmas and to believe in God. The young boy, C.J., is a charismatic little boy who leaves a positive influence on everybody he meets. He wants to be Gabriel in the Christmas pageant because he has a heart for godly things. His mother, who has had a difficult life, loves her child, who brings great joy to her. The cynical man, hurt from a mugging, is shown the light of God's love by the woman and boy.
This fantastic movie features a terrific cast, a great story, and we are happy to award it our Faith-Friendly Seal for ages 12-plus. See this one as soon as possible!
Dove Family Approved: Recommended For Ages FF12+
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