Wednesday, March 23, 2016
DVD Review: Noble
Noble tells the remarkable true story of Christina Noble, an Irish woman driven by her dream, determined to rescue street children in Vietnam. It's a powerful film that is sure to inspire many, especially women. Christina has had a very rough life from losing her mom at a young age, being neglected & abandoned by her drunkard dad, being separated from her siblings, fending for herself in the slums of Ireland, being raped by a group of men when she was 17, being mistreated by nuns, losing her firstborn son to adoption without her agreeing to it, and being physically abused by her husband. In spite of her painful experiences, she has incredible compassion for neglected & abused children ("bui doi" which means dust of life) in Vietnam. Christina (aka "Mama Tina") is a strong fighter who bravely perseveres through obstacles and challenges. God transforms the broken pieces of her life into a beautiful mosaic that shines His light and love to touch so many lives. Real and raw emotions throughout the film. Christina is bold and transparent. She is not afraid to tell God how she feels while she remains steadfast in her faith, trusting that God has a purpose for her life and that He will lead her as she does the walking. She doesn't let her nightmares stop her or give her excuses from fulfilling her dream and bringing hope to others. Wonderful performances from the cast! All three actresses who play Christina Nobel at different ages did an outstanding job. Brendan Coyle (Mr. Bates from Downton Abbey) plays Gerry Shaw, an Irish oil businessman whom Christina seeks financial help from. I also love the music and singing in the movie. I enjoyed watching Noble and highly recommend this award-winning film!
~I received a free copy of this DVD via Edify Media, Inc. in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.