Dad of Divas' Reviews: DVD Review - The Confession

Monday, May 27, 2013

DVD Review - The Confession

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About the Movie
Katie Leclerc (TV’s “Switched at Birth”) and three-time Emmy Award® nominee Sherry Stringfield (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, TV’s “ER,” 1995-1997) star in the uplifting drama BEVERLY LEWIS’ THE CONFESSION, debuting on DVD June 11th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and AFFIRM Films/Provident Films.

Directed by Michael Landon Jr. (Beverly Lewis’ The Shunning, Love Comes Softly), the inspiring film is a sequel to the Hallmark Channel’s hit movie, Beverly Lewis’ The Shunning, and is based on the second novel of “The Heritage of Lancaster County” trilogy from New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis. Katie Lapp (Leclerc), a young Amish woman, goes on a journey in search of her identity -- only to find herself embroiled in a mystery that must be solved before she can be reunited with the “Englisher” mother, who gave her up for adoption 20 years earlier. The film also stars Bill Oberst Jr. (The Secret Life of Bees), Cameron Deane Stewart (Pitch Perfect, High School Crush) and Julia Whelan (TV’s “Once and Again”).

Raised by an Amish family, Katie Lapp (Katie Leclerc, TV's "Switched at Birth") always felt the call of another life. Now, her quest to find her birth-mother, Laura Mayfield-Bennett (Sherry Stringfield, TV's "ER"), has drawn her into world of the "Englishers." Along the way, two very different men try to help her overcome a devious scheme to steal her rightful inheritance. Business-minded but kind-hearted Justin Wirth (Michael Rupnow) reaches out to discover Katie's hidden secrets, while her childhood companion Daniel Fisher (Cameron Deane Stewart) sacrifices his own happiness for her future. Katie's heart is divided between two worlds as love reveals the truth in the moving saga based on the hit novel from New York Times bestselling author Beverly Lewis.

Based on the novel by Beverly Lewis and directed by Michael Landon Jr., the film has a screenplay by Brian Bird and Michael Landon Jr. The film was produced by David R. Kappes and executive produced by Brian Bird, Maura Dunbar and Michael Landon Jr.

The movie has a running time of approximately 88 minutes and is not rated.

My Take on the Movie
I had seen the Shunning in the past so I was excited to see this movie as well. I was a bit surprised to see that the actress from the first movie was not the same as the second, but that being said, the movie was still a good one and had some great messages to share with the viewer. The movie truly allows you to see the struggle in the life of the main actress as she lives in a new world and has to become more adept in maneuvering around this. The acting in this movie was strong and I was impressed with the dynamics in character relationships as shown in the writing of the movie itself. The movie is family friendly and you get drawn in from beginning to end. I will say that having seen the first movie I could easily follow the plot in this, but for someone who may have missed the first movie, they may be a bit lost, so I encourage all to view The Shunning first. Overall, the movie was great, and gives viewers a bit of everything. This is a strong movie with a string cast and I encourage all to see it for yourself!

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