Are you familiar with Bible stories?
I have another FABULOUS family movie for all of you to check out. It is called,
A Long Way Off.
This movie is a modern day retelling of the Prodigal Son. It had a small theatrical earlier this year and releases to video August 19th. It stars Robert Davi from Die Hard, Jason Burkey from October Baby, Robert Amay from Courageous and several others.
Check out the trailer:
“A BIBLICAL STORY FOR MODERN AUDIENCES”- Dove
Best Picture Winner- 2014 International Christian Film Festival
WINNER BEST OF SHOW- SEDONA FAITH AND FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL
Nashville , Tennessee- A LONG WAY OFF is a spirited, modern day retelling of the classic biblical Story of the Prodigal Son – a story about father-son relationships and about the mercy and forgiveness of both his heavenly Father and his earthly father.
Jake Abraham (JASON BURKEY/October Baby) works for his father (JOHN DIEHL/Stargate), a successful produce farmer in North Carolina. Jake doesn’t like agri-business very much and he’s desperate to leave for the excitement and faster life of the big city. To his shock and delight, his father suddenly agrees to give Jake his inheritance so he can strike out on his own. Bidding farewell to his dad, his brother, Seth (DAVE BLAMY/Army Wives), their loyal secretary, Mrs. Grey (EDIE MCCLURG/ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off/Frozen) and their ranch hand, Jose (ROBERT AMAYA/Courageous), Jake heads to the city where he meets a new friend, Summer (ZOE MYERS/ Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) at the local coffee shop. But Jake is all too eager to sow his oats and make his fortune in a series of sharp stock market moves. He soon runs afoul of an opportunistic temptress (JOANNA JOWETT/Destiny Road) and her mysterious boyfriend, Frank (ROBERT DAVI/ License to Kill/Goonies/Diehard), and in the process, loses everything and finds his life on the line.
Written by Jon Macy and co-directed by Michael Davis (Destiny Road) and John Errington (A Box for Rob). Davis also serves as producer; Gerald McGlothlin and Christy McGlothlin are the executive producers for ProdigalFilm LLC.
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In my opinion:
This was another wonderful take on the Bible story, The Prodigal Son. I definitely enjoyed the film and felt that there should be more faith promoting family films. The Prodigal Son is one of my favorite Bible stories. I love that the dad can forgive his son for the mistakes he made. I've always had a close relationship with my father and he has supported all of my decisions no matter what.
Sometimes, we find ourselves in a mess where we need to pull ourselves out. The only way we can do that is with Heavenly Father's help, Christ's Atonement and the support of our family. Even Jake's brother felt jealousy and needed to forgive his dad and Jake. It can be hard to face the consequences of our bad decisions but we can always be forgiven. And we can always find our way back home.
This film was touching and very well done. I definitely recommend that all families watch this movie.
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