Friday, January 18, 2013
DVD Review - Abel's Field
Left motherless by tragedy and abandoned by his father, high school senior Seth McArdle (Samuel Davis) faces enormous pressure as he strives to support his little sisters. At school, he endures the daily bullying of the football team. But fighting back only finds him singled out for punishment and assigned to an after-school work detail under the supervision of the reserved groundskeeper, Abel (SOUL SURFER’S Kevin Sorbo). Much to his surprise, Seth discovers that Abel may be the only one who truly understands his struggles. As dark times lure Seth toward desperate measures, the reluctant Abel may be the one person who can point him back toward the light.
My Take on the DVD
This movie was an endearing story on many aspects. The two main characters, Seth a high school student and Able the quiet groundskeeper at the high school, become friends through unusual circumstances.
Seth shows perseverance and commitment trying to take care of his two younger sisters when his mother dies and his father and brother abandon him. You see a young man who loves his sisters and is willing to do anything to keep his family together even though they lose the house due to debt and he must work 2-3 jobs to make ends meet while attending school.
Able has secrets but the two form a friendship based on hope and eventually forgiveness through believing in Jesus. You can believe through this movie that people enter your life for a reason and you never know how they will impact your life.
I believe this is a movie for older children and adults, rather than younger elementary age children.
It could easily lead to an excellent discussion about faith, God, redemption, etc. It is worth watching more than once.
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