Length: Approximately 104 mins.
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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