I bought this in 2018 and never watched it, and forgot about it in the huge pile of DVDs I have. I saw it today on TV and cried the last 20 or 30 minutes of the story! I LOVED the story! Everyone calm down about the ending of the movie! It continues in "The Confession", which I'm watching right now since it was scheduled on TV to follow The Shunning. So if you want to see more of the storyline then watch the next in the series. It would have been helpful if they has indicated that this was 'part one' of the story, but then, maybe they made The Confession after people pushed for more. I don't know, but it also looks like there is a third and final part of the story called "The Reckoning", then I'll be happy to see that too. I'm only sorry that the lead actress has changed in this second part. But since it has the same director (Michael Landon Jr.), I'm expecting it to be as good as the first installment.