Monday, March 23, 2015

Confessions of a Prodigal Son ~ #Movie Review

Can broken stories have a happy ending?

This movie is a powerful coming-of-age story of a son who rebels and leaves his home, family and his father in order to figure out life on his own. Two years later, while still on the journey to find the answers to life, he suddenly finds himself questioning everything he thought he knew as he is confronted by a professor who challenges him to see his life as a story; a best friend walking a dangerous path; and a strong and beautiful young woman who is on her own journey to answers. Each one of these elements causes him to greater examiner the choices he is making.

This is one of those movies that not only causes you to feel emotions for the characters, but also to examine your own life and your own choices, wondering if your life story is as it should be. Confessions of a Prodigal Son is about Sean, who leaves his home to go on his own. His father is a preacher and is not happy with the way Sean's life seems to be playing out. As Sean begins making bad choices and allowing the influence of others to guide him, he is in constant conflict with himself over what is right and what is wrong. His interactions with is college roommate and a dance instructor that he meets cause him to also question his moral beliefs and his faith. This movie is definitely one that I would like to watch with my older children as I think that it has a great message and one that many can relate to as well. There are so many components to this film...drama, faith, laughter and redemption, and all will lead to asking the question, "Can broken stories have happy endings?" I personally think they can and love this modern day story of the Prodigal Son.

Confessions of a Prodigal Son will be available on DVD March 23, 2015 and is available from Amazon, Family Christian, Walmart and iTunes.

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