Looking for a movie tonight at Redbox? We saw Abel’s Field in our local kiosk. (Check to see if your Local Kiosk Has it!) It is story of two lives that intertwine and end up saving each other. One a young student, raising his sisters on his own. One a lone man working for the school. Their journey together throughout about a year’s time is compelling. It pulls you in quickly and leaves you wanting and longing until the end.
My boys and I watched this together in the afternoon. My oldest stayed with it, (15), and my youngest wondered off (12). It’s not really a feel good movie. It’s gritty. There are emotions. The characters are in situations that make you sort of scream at the screen. And although a faith based company puts these out, the lives portrayed are not goody goody and whole. There were a few times that I wanted to just call a few characters from the movie and give them a what for.
We have had a lot of bad luck with Redbox movies – this movie I can gladly recommend.
From the Publishers:
- Abel's Field
- AFFIRM Films/Provident Films
- Releases January 22, 2013
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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