Thursday, March 19, 2015

Confessions of a Prodigal Son - DVD Review

A coming-of-age tale following Sean (Nathan Clarkson) as he rebels and leaves his home, family and father (Kevin Sorbo) to figure out life on his own. Two years later--while still on the journey to find life's answers--Sean suddenly finds himself questioning everything he thought he knew as he is confronted by a professor (Darwin Harris) who challenges Sean to see his life as a story; a best friend (Azel James) walking a dangerous path; and a strong and beautiful young woman (Rachael Lee) who is on her own journey to answers. Each one of these elements causes Sean to greater examine the choices he is making. The story is one of drama, laughter, relationships, faith, and redemption, ultimately asking the question "Can broken stories have happy endings?“

A modern retelling of a powerful biblical story comes to life when Confessions of a Prodigal Son is available on DVD and Digital HD March 24th from Cinedigm. 
Having viewed God's Not Dead, it was a tad bit hard for me to wrap my head around Kevin Sarbo playing a preacher in this film.  There were also other similarities to God's Not Dead, in that a professor challenges a student to question life choices.  With that said, Confessions of a Prodigal Son is a stirring movie that will pull at your heartstrings.
Confessions of a Prodigal Son tells of a guy named Sean who leaves home, and not on the best of terms.  His father, a preacher, is saddened.  Sean enters college and starts on a string of bad behaviors, but also fights with inner conflict between right and wrong.  His college friend isn't exactly a good influence.  Sean ends up meeting a gal who is a dance instructor and moments between the two further has Sean wrestling with morality and faith.  To top it off, a college professor lectures the students on life's choices.  All of this together make Sean look deep inside himself and ultimately make the right decisions.
Confessions of a Prodigal Son is a mostly satisfying movie with plenty of emotion and scenes that will direct you to explore your life story and choices.
I received DVD for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.


freddie said...

I loved the movie God's Not Dead and if this movie is any thing like it I'm sure I would love it. It sounds really interesting. It's one movie I have to see.