Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Catching Faith (DVD Review)

John and Alexa Taylor appear to have the perfect life – they’re the envy of all the parents in town. Their son Beau is the high school football star and their daughter Ravyn is a straight-A student. But when Beau is caught drinking alcohol, his place on the team and his bright future are on the line. With the football season at stake and the judgmental community turning their backs on them, every member of the Taylor family is at a crossroads. Now, they must find the strength from one another, and the spiritual courage from within, to prove that faith and family is the only score that really matters.

Disclosure:  I received a copy of this DVD, at no cost to me, for review purposes.  All opinions in this post are my own.

I think most of us know people whose lives seem charmed, but we never know what's really going on with them.  John and Alexa and their children are that family.

They are, that is, until things start to unravel.  Alexa's father dies and, on the same night, high school football star Beau is caught drinking.  The fallout from Beau's poor choice includes being disallowed to play on the team (which brings the possibility of ruining the bright future he'd hoped for) and losing the support of the community (who'd been counting on him to lead the team to victory).

Meanwhile, Ravyn finds herself facing a crucial decision of her own, though it's not as public as Beau's.

All of this leads to a crisis of faith for all four of the family members.  So as you'd expect, faith is a major theme of "Catching Faith,"  Others are integrity and true friendship.

You know I like to share favorite quotes, especially from books.  This one comes right after the football coach reminds Beau that actions have consequences:
"You can let those consequences define you, or you can let God define you."
I liked this movie, but I wouldn't call it one of my favorites.  I haven't been part of a "charmed" family, either as a daughter or as a mother!  I can, however, relate to John and Alexa's struggle to make hard decisions regarding their children; even when part of us wants to make things easier for the child, we know the right thing to do isn't always the easiest.

I do think that kids today are under too much pressure to succeed.  I can understand how that could lead to challenges of integrity and the "whatever it takes to win" attitude.  In that respect, I think this movie is both timely and on target.  It would be excellent for families to watch and talk about together.

"Catching Faith" will be available on DVD, Digital HD, and On Demand in August.

For more information and to see the movie trailer, visit the "Catching Faith" website.

1 comment :

  1. The image on the cover reminds me of Tim Tebow.
    I agree, there is way too much pressure put on kids these days.
    So very sad at times.
    Sounds like a pretty good movie, thanks for the heads up!

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