November 2, 2015

Faith of Our Fathers {Review and DVD Giveaway}

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Veterans Day, Military, Faith

I love movies and I especially enjoy watching ones that are faith based. When I found out Pure Flix Entertainment had recently released Faith of Our Fathers on DVD, I couldn't wait to watch it. This is the same movie production company that brought us God's Not Dead and Do You Believe? These are two movies that I really enjoyed.


ABOUT THE MOVIE:
John Paul and Wayne are two young men in search of their fathers. Problem is...their fathers have been dead for 25 years. Eddie and Steven are two young men in search of their sons...whom they've never met. In 1969, Eddie and Steven are with their squad deep in the jungle of Vietnam on a five-day mission to retrieve fallen comrades. They write letters to their wives, often mentioning their love for their sons, one, who is an infant and one yet to be born. In 1994, John Paul and Wayne go on a five day road trip to the Vietnam Wall in Washington DC to see their fathers' names. Along the way, reading those letters, they begin to get an understanding of who their fathers were and how they died. Trials and mishaps, both funny and sad, complicate the road trip for the boys. The horrors of war and the testing of faith manifest themselves for the young men in Vietnam. Ultimately, in parallel stories - 25 years apart - the fathers and sons are bound together forever.

Starring: Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Downes, David A.R. White, Rebecca St. James, Si Robertson, Candace Cameron Bure, Scott Whyte, and Sean McGowan.
Runtime: 96 minutes
Genre: Drama
Rating: PG-13 (for brief war violence)



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Faith of Our Fathers was a bit different than what I had originally expected. There were a few parts in the film where the actions of John Paul and Wayne (the sons) seemed a bit unconventional (**SPOILER ALERT** like sawing off the roof of a car in order to make it a convertible for their road trip), but since it is just a movie, I tried not to look too much into these small parts. I particularly enjoyed the scenes that would reflect back to Eddie and Steven, the two fathers. They seemed to grow a strong bond with each other that was evident. I would have liked to see that same rapport happen between their sons earlier on in the movie. When their connection finally happened, the film was almost over. That is when I was left wanting more, and I'm guessing a sequel would be a bit far fetched (although you never know).

The DVD includes several special features, including:
  • The Heart of Faith of Our Fathers
  • Honoring Father's Day
  • Commemorating Memorial Day
  • Si Robertson Interview
  • Stephen Baldwin Interview




All in all, Faith of Our Fathers is still a nice movie to watch. Being married to a veteran, I have a great appreciation for the premise of this film and the story as a whole, since it personally touches me. As a mother, I can also totally understand that special bond between a child and a parent. As a Christian, I'm very grateful for movies like this. I really enjoy viewing films that are wholesome, heartfelt, and put out a positive message.

With Veterans Day coming up, this would make a great gift for friends and family who are or were previously in the military. I also have a wonderful giveaway opportunity! One winner is going to receive their own DVD copy of Faith of Our Fathers.

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32 comments:

Bernie Wallace said...

If I win, I plan on giving this to my Dad. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win.

Pamela F said...

If I win this DVD, I will give it to my son-in-law who heard about the movie and thought it sounded great.

Kelly said...

Sounds great! Thank you for entering!

Kelly said...

It would make a nice gift! Thank you for entering!

Kristin G said...

If I win I would give this to my Dad! He would really enjoy it.

jblanton41 said...

If I win I would watch with my husband then I would share with others to watch

Tina Solomon said...

This would be a present for my dad he loves this kind of Movie. I think I may have to watch it with him.

megan tilley said...

my dad used to read through lines with me when I was doing plays.

Kelly said...

That's wonderful! Thank you for entering!

Kelly said...

That's really sweet to hear that your father offered his support and encouragement to help you with your plays. :-)

Kelly said...

Awesome! Thank you for entering! :-)

Kelly said...

I bet he would! Thank you for entering! :-)

Gail Fernandez said...

My parents always took us (four kids) on great vacations. We camped in a pop-up trailer and had a great time.

Sara R said...

My fav. times w/ my parents are just visiting with them at home!

If I won, I would keep the DVD for myself, but take it to my parents to also watch.

Sydney Anderson said...

It will be for my sister we used to read the bible toghter

Kelly Tupick said...

If i win this, I would gift this to my dad. He is a veteran and would love this movie.

Kelly said...

There's nothing like spending quality time with family. :-)

Kelly said...

That's awesome, Gail! My dad used to take me camping all of the time when I was little, too. I've always enjoyed it!

Kelly said...

That is definitely a special memory. :-)

Kelly said...

That's wonderful, Kelly. Please thank your father for his service to our country! :-)

Danielle williamson said...

If I win this I would gift it to my dad, he would enjoy this alot!

Tara O. said...

If I win this DVD it would be for me and my family!

Jessica Compton said...

If I were to win, the dvd would make its way around my family. I have at least one veteran from each branch of the military in my family,

Kelly said...

That's wonderful! I'm sure each family member would enjoy this movie. :-)

Kelly said...

Awesome! Thank you for entering, Tara! :-)

Kelly said...

What a wonderful gift it would be for him! Thank you for entering! :-)

Noelle Cagle said...

I love reading books with my kids like my mom did with me. =)

Marty C. said...

If I won the DVD, my family would probably watch it and then pass it on to friends. We don't re-watch that many movies (with the exception of the smallest kiddo, who will happily watch the same thing twenty times :-))

Wen Budro said...

I will probably gift this to my sister. This looks like a movie that she would really enjoy.

Kelly said...

Lol! I hear you...children don't seem to mind as much. :-)

Kelly said...

It'd make a nice gift. Thank you for entering. :-)

Kelly said...

That is one my favorite things to do with my little one, too. :-) Thank you for entering!

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