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This isn’t the worst movie I’ve seen, but I’m pretty ticked that the description doesn’t mention that this is a Christian story. My kids would have pitched a fit if I had turned it off after they were already watching, but I was taken aback by Grandpa talking about Jesus 10 minutes in, followed by prayer like 2 minutes later. We’re non practicing Catholics so the religion wasn’t offensive, but there’s no way this kind of casual insertion of religion would fly if this family was Muslim. Not okay. Wish I had read reviews. We’d go to church if we wanted to hear about Christianity.
I usually don't watch movies that have less than 4-star ratings but I'm glad that our family took a chance on this one. Is it predictable, sappy, and a little bit corny? Yep. And maybe it isn't exactly how the real world works, but kids get plenty of the real world already, why subject them to more in the movies they watch? Let them escape into a world where good wins and evil is conquered, and values like courage, forgiveness, and kindness are taught. Although there was a lot of boy-girl crushes in this movie, I was pleasantly surprised that it didn't lead to the usual awkward kissing scenes between young children. And I didn't think the acting was nearly as poor as many reviewers accused. Worthwhile watch!
We had family movie night as soon as the movie came in. Everyone loved it. This is a great family film with a good moral message. Really good for everyone. It has actors that everyone will know like Leigh-Allyn Baker (Taryn) and some new faces that were really good like Mary Rose Neumeyer (Annabelle). It covers anti-bullying, friendship, family bonds and a whole array of topics that have all too typically been missing from movies recently. This was a refreshing new movie. I'm glad to see they are making them like this again. I'm sure we'll be watching this one again.
I was pleasantly surprised at the biblical perspective of this movie. It provides some of the harsh realities of a kid's life and how you can deal with them. You don't have to be a Christian to learn about overcoming fear. I think kids can learn a lot from the movie no matter what their religion is. There are bullies in the movie, another harsh reality. This movie is not about rainbows and unrealistic happiness of being a Christian, but it does address issues that many kids deal with from many perspectives. And yes, some of the cast seem a little old for their roles...and the ending is predictable. But overall, it was clean, funny, and had a good message.
Didn't realize this was faith-based until we started watching it. Pleasant surprise of a movie. I told the kids would watch a few minutes if I didn't like it. Switch it off because I was afraid there would be inappropriate themes or too much about bullying being appealing. Was pleasantly surprised and the kids really enjoyed it. All the way from ages 4 to 12. I thought it was pretty fun myself.
Reviewed in the United States on December 13, 2020
First off, not "get yourself saved" kind of Christian movie, but there is mention about Jesus, Christian moral principles and Bible stories. So if you aren't Christian these can be annoying. Second, from the Christian family perspective with 2 little boys (7,9 ) : WE LOVED IT!!! We have this tradition to watch a movie as a family on Friday evening. It is getting harder and harder to find wholesome movies we can watch as a family. Even the pg-13 are very questionable any more. This movie was wonderful. Clean. Easy to watch and a few lessons learned from it. It addresses FEAR and how to heal with it. I recommend it to everyone.
I started to watch this with my Granddaughter. I didn't realize it was a Faith Based movie which made it all the better. Teaches us about good sportsmanship, forgiveness and faith. I highly recommend it for the whole family to watch together. Really good movie.