Thursday, May 4, 2017

Believe - Film Review

I received film for review from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  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.

For years, the small town of Grundy, Virginia has relied on the Peyton family to provide the highlight of the year—the annual Christmas pageant. When Matthew Peyton (Ryan O’Quinn) inherits the family business, the responsibility of the Christmas pageant also falls on his shoulders. But as financial hardships fall on the town, Matthew finds himself overwhelmed. As his business profits plummet and his workers begin to strike, Matthew is forced to make a decision between selling the family business and canceling the beloved pageant or sticking out hardships despite his rapidly declining popularity in the community. Through chance events, Matthew meets Clarence (Isaac Ryan Brown), a boy who believes in miracles, and his mother Sharon (Danielle Nicolet). His newfound friends impact Matthew’s life in a way he never thought possible and teach him to believe and give faith a chance.

Directed and written by Billy Dickson, BELIEVE was produced by Nelson Diaz, Ben Holmes, Jacob Patrick, and Kevin Sizemore; with Billy Dickson and Ryan O'Quinn, serving as executive producers.

DVD Extras Include:

* Faith Is Everywhere: The Making of Believe

* Blooper Reel

* Deleted Scenes

BELIEVE has a run time of approximately 119 minutes and is rated PG.


My Review:

I know it's not Christmas time, but stay with me here.  If you are a fan of holiday movies, Believe is one you will want to see.  Believe tells of a guy named Matthew who has to make a very hard decision regarding the family business and the annual Christmas pageant.  There are people in the small town who make things harder on him.  Matthew comes upon an optimistic and overly positive child who has strong faith in miracles, even when facing struggles himself.  With the help of this boy, CJ, Matthew ultimately learns what community, compassion, and holiday spirit are all about.

 There are some scenes in this movie where you'll want to have your Kleenex handy.  Believe will pull at your heartstrings and put you in the holiday mood. Like most Christmas movies, Believe has a happy ending and the plot is somewhat predictable.  But there's something about seeing hope and renewed spirit that makes me feel good.  This is a film the entire family can watch.

5 comments:

alissa apel said...

I could see my mom loving this. Maybe I should get it for her for Mother's Day.

Julie Waldron said...

This sounds like a wonderful movie. This sounds like something my husband and I would enjoy together.

Kathryn Morris said...

I wanted to see this. I'm so glad you recommended it! We love holiday movies and will definitely arch this- even if it's not Christmas!

Margaret Appel said...

Believe sounds like a wonderful Christmas movie combining faith with miracles. I hadn't heard of this film before, but I want to see it just from reading the blurb! Thanks for sharing!

Edye Nicole said...

This movie sounds great!

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