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
Rating: PG-13 (for brief war violence)
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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