24.1.13

Abel's Field Review and Giveaway

     Abel's Field was introduced to me as "a heartwarming story of redemption and hope shown through this young man's life." It is a story of hope, as well as a picture of some dark realities. The main character is Seth, a high school  boy who has assumed the responsibilities of caring for his two younger sisters while trying to continue his studies, hold down several jobs, manage his home and bills, and deal with bullies. Enter Abel, a man assigned to work with Seth as part of Seth's punishment for fighting the school's star football players. Abel is a man with an unknown past, and in part of the movie when Seth leaves his sisters in Able's care, my husband and I agreed it had the feel of an 80's horror movie where the girls would end up kidnapped or worse. That doesn't happen, though there are some surprises revealed. Overall this was a good family movie,  and it led to more discussion of some of the elements included. 



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.


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Jennifer
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8 comments:

  1. We really like A Mile in His Shoes. It's a great movie. But we have many favorites but that is one of them.
    I've been hearing about this movie around the blogosphere. I'm hoping to win me a copy. LOL!
    Have a lovely day.
    Kim

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  2. I enjoyed watching "October Baby" this past summer with my family.

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  3. We really like Veggie Tales movies. Sad, but true!

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  4. old yeller debbie jackson
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  5. Our favorite family movie is Toy Story

    breej23 at hotmail dot com

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  6. Our daughter loved the Cat in the Hat at Christmas - so that would be our favorite right now.

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