Tuesday, March 13, 2012

DVD Review and Giveaway: The Woodcarver

                              (releases today, March 13th, rated PG)

About the Movie: 
Matthew Stevenson is a troubled kid from a broken home. When he vandalizes the local church to get back at his parents, Matthew has to repair the damage to the church to avoid criminal charges. While working at the church, he meets Ernest (John Ratzenberger), an accomplished wood carver who created the intricate woodwork decoration that Matthew destroyed. Ernest has become something of a hermit, but reluctantly comes out of reclusion to help repair the church. Now Ernest and Matthew must work together to preserve the church's beautiful antiquity, and along the way, they also manage to restore their faith in God and in life.

My Thoughts and Review: 
Troubled teen. Separated parents. Reclusive widower and woodcarver. When the local church is vandalized, these lives converge. My family and I enjoyed watching this DVD. I even got teary eyes a few times. Ernest Otto becomes a mentor who takes fifteen-year-old Matthew under his wings with one condition. Matthew is to ask himself WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?) before making any decision. This concept changes Matthew and his changes affect others. The theme is restoration. The plot is pretty simplistic but the story is still beautiful :). John Ratzenberger's performance is excellent. Faith. Family. Friendship. Fantastic film!

GIVEAWAY: You can win a copy of this wonderful DVD! Deadline: 3/31/2012 

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26 comments:

  1. I would love to win this.. I got a giveaway going on my blog too.. I like the WWJD concept. I already follow your blog..

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  2. I like your page Christ Alone

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  3. I think the WWJD is a wonderful witnessing tool!

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  4. What do you think about the WWJD concept? I think its a wonderful tool to use for others to really know how to know WWJD is a good way to go about what God would do .
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  5. Like" your page "Christ Alone" on Facebook

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  6. Follow you on Twitter: @treasuredbyGod

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  7. shared the link on my facebook page :)

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  8. Shared link on my Twitter page :)
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  10. Wow, John Ratzenberger, have been seeing him a lot lately. Wow, would love so to win the DVD. Am beginning to become more interested in Ratzenberger for sure, did well on Dancing with the Stars, and on Cheers, lol. If I don't win this I so need to get out and purchase one. Juanita Wickey whisper97304@yahoo.com

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  11. I shared this on Twitter and on Facebook. Hope it helps. Juanita Wickey whisper97304@yahoo.com

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  12. I follow you on Twitter @ treasuredbyGod
    Love you, Juanita Wickey whisper97304@yahoo.com

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  13. What would Jesus do WWJD? That is a question I used in making decisions back when I was a teenager, I am 72 now, lol. That really helps to ask that, and trust His guidance. Juanita Wickey whisper97304@yahoo.com

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  14. Jenniferkindle@gmail.com
    Instead of wwjd, i really like thinking in terms of what would I do if Jesus where here.

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  15. Misspelled were up there fidnt I...off to follow your twitter

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  16. Cant spell on phone ;) going to like fb!

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  17. i think the concept is one that we all need to practice more!

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  18. tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/agodlyhomemaker/status/184393889485045761

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  19. I would Love to have this movie for my family as my son just had surgery and WE ARE A CHRISTIAN FAMILY lOVE TO THIS

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