Tuesday, January 22, 2013

DVD Review and Giveaway: Abel's Field


Release Date: January 22, 2013 
Genre: Drama 
Rating: PG
Length: Approximately 104 mins.





About Abel's Field
Left motherless by tragedy and abandoned by his father, high school senior Seth McArdle (Samuel Davis) faces enormous pressure as he strives to support his little sisters. At school, he endures the daily bullying of the football team. But fighting back only finds him singled out for punishment and assigned to an after-school work detail under the supervision of the reserved groundskeeper, Abel (SOUL SURFER’S Kevin Sorbo). Much to his surprise, Seth discovers that Abel may be the only one who truly understands his struggles. As dark times lure Seth toward desperate measures, the reluctant Abel may be the one person who can point him back toward the light.

My Review
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My kids and I enjoyed watching this DVD but found the ending sort of vague. We really sympathized with the main character, Seth, 17, who carries lots of burdens on his shoulders. He has to work 2 part-time jobs to support his 7 year old twin sisters. His half brother hates him and wants nothing to do with him. He is about to lose his home. He also has to deal with a bully (the captain of the football team) at school. Then, as a punishment, he's ordered by the football coach to help the school's groundskeeper, Abel, install a sprinkler system on the football field. Abel is reclusive and secretive. In the movie, he is seen praying in his field (next to his mobile home) three times, but it's unclear what the significance of those scenes is and what he's praying about. We don't know much about Abel until near the end of the movie (even then...still very little information). Abel encourages Seth to seek God's help and to realize that he's never alone because God is always with him. A pastor also encourages Seth to pray to God and ask for others' help if needed. Seth has to make his own decisions...difficult but necessary. Family problems. Financial pressure. Peer pressure. Secret past. Moral dilemma. Abel's Field is a wonderful family-friendly movie about faith, family, friendship, forgiveness, and facing struggles. Great performance! Beautiful cinematography!

Warning: Mild violence (fistfights), alcohol-drinking, smoking, immodest clothing (showing cleavage), lying, flirting

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Deadline: 2/24 at midnight (Pacific time)
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25 comments:

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  5. The hardest thing I've had to do is let go and trust that His plan is greater then anything I could have wanted for my children. This included realizing that I cannot "correct" any choices that may grown children may stray in but that I must let them live, learn and grow in Christ in their own walk. soyshack@yahoo.com

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  15. The hardest thing? Surviving a 3.7 year depression.

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  16. The hardest thing I've ever done.....the passing of my 3 day okd brother when I was 5 years-old. My husband being in a coma and having no family or friends for emotional support.
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  22. I would love to enter this giveaway!!

    The hardest thing I have ever had to do in my life thus far took place in 2004 when I forgave the pedophile who sexually abused me as a young girl. It was only with Christ's grace and mercy that I was able to do this....and the help of an amazing Christian counselor-woman friend whom God brought into my life when I most needed her.

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  24. I was actually able to rent Abel's Field yesterday after reading your review. THANKS! I really enjoyed it, in fact I stayed up to 2am watching it knowing I had to be up at 6am.

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