I don't go to the movie theatre as often as others because I have young children. So, I was excited when I got the opportunity to review The Cokeville Miracle in the comfort of my home.
And here is the trailer...
On May 16, 1986, in the small, ranching community of Cokeville, Wyoming, David and Doris Young took an elementary school hostage for several hours before detonating a bomb inside a classroom that held every teacher and student in the school. In the wake of the madness, Ron Hartley, whose children were inside the classroom, must fight his skepticism and unbelief as he hears eyewitness accounts from the students about miraculous, heavenly intervention during the crisis. When tragedy strikes ... what do you see?
Here is a video by One Voice Choir singing A Child's Prayer by Janice Kapp Perry. My niece is in this choir and you can see her many times in the video. I'm so proud of her.
About the author:
EXCEL ENTERTAINMENT is the preeminent independent film distribution company in Utah, and though largely known for its Mormon-themed films (God’s Army, The Work & the Glory series, 17 Miracles, Pride & Prejudice, etc.), Excel has also had success releasing films with non-Mormon themes and stories (Forever Strong, Saints & Soldiers, etc.). Although the technology and means by which audiences consume films is changing rapidly, the demand for highly creative storytelling that motivates us to live up to the light that each of us has been given is as high as ever. We feel a deep obligation to not only bring stories of hope to the world, but to promote films with high standards of craftsmanship reflective of a belief in a divine and benevolent creator.
In my opinion:
If you haven't had the chance to watch The Cokeville Miracle, you are missing out. It is a remarkable story where a miracle took place in Cokeville, Wyoming. David and Doris Young took an elementary school hostage. The children were definitely watched over that day and angels were surrounding them to make sure they were safe. It is hard for me to believe that some don't believe in angels and miracles. We do have a Heavenly Father who loves us. Yes, life is hard and we go through difficult challenges but we will all find miracles in our life whether small or large. I know that to be true. Why do miracles happen to some people and not others? This movie was well made and I enjoyed the entire film.
I never heard of the story because I was young when it happened back in 1986. It is a story about having faith in God and the miracles that surrounded a school full of children. I couldn't imagine why anyone would want to hurt children or anyone. I couldn't imagine putting myself in the parents shoes. It would have been so scary. I'm now grateful that our school is locked up. I didn't understand at first why I needed to go through the office but now I'm so glad that our children will be safe. I highly enjoyed this movie and recommend it to everyone. Be sure to watch it as I know you will enjoy it.
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