Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Do You Believe? DVD from FishFlix.com ~ A Crew Review

Have you ever had a simple question change the course of your life? In our latest review ~ the movie: Do You Believe? ~ from FishFlix.com, a simple question sets the scene for a challenging and compelling two hour drama. This faith-based movie shows the intersection of a dozen lives.

Do You Believe? follows the lives of a dozen people from a wide variety of backgrounds until the night when all of their lives intersect. These varied lives ~ a pastor and his wife, a homeless mother and her young daughter, a gang member, an older couple grieving the loss of their daughter in an accident caused by a drunk driver, a nurse and her husband the paramedic ~ all have insecurities and questions. 

During the opening scenes of the movie, a street preacher challenges the pastor with the simple question “Do You Believe (in Jesus Christ)?” This movie weaves a compelling tale of just how intertwined all of our lives are. It also asks the tough question ~ if you believe in Jesus Christ ~ how does that change your life? How should a Christian live differently than the rest of the world? As the movie unfolds, the Christian characters are challenged, and the unbelievers are confronted with the consequences of their actions.

I don't want to give away too much of the story, because I want you to see this movie for yourself! This story is masterfully told and the presentation is compelling. The cinematic techniques used in this movie are as good as any other feature- length film I’ve seen in recent years.

The girls (17 & 15) and I watched the movie multiple times, and I’m not ashamed to say we shed a few tears each time. 

The characters in the movie each have their own compelling and interesting back stories and current struggles. They serve as potent reminders that we each live a life that is much deeper than what the world around us sees on a daily basis.

Watch this movie! The lineup of actors that includes Sean Astin, Mira Sorvino, Lee Majors, Cybil Shepherd, Ted McGinley and Brian Bosworth should be enough to intrigue you. However, I think the storyline is compelling enough that it could have been filmed with a group of unknown actors and still have been just as powerful.

Do You Believe? is two hours in length and is rated PG-13. I concur that it is best suited for ages 13 and up. While the questions it raises are compelling for all ages, the presentation is not suitable for young children ~ remember, one of the main characters is a gang member, and the robbery and police chase are somewhat graphic.

FishFlix.com is a great online destination for movies. Their tagline is “Christian movies to inspire and entertain.” Earlier this year we reviewed another great title from FishFlix.com ~ Unbroken DVD Legacy of Faith Edition. You can find dozens of other great titles on their website including God’s Not Dead, When Calls the Heart, movies from the Torchlighters Series, and The Drop Box. 

As of the time of this review, if you sign up for their email newsletter, FishFlix.com will send you a coupon for 10% off your first order. They’re also currently offering free shipping on orders of $35 or more. 

Now is a great time to stock up on some great movies for your family. To read about some of the other titles available at FishFlix.com, click the banner below for more Crew reviews.

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