Dad of Divas' Reviews: DVD Review - RUST: A Journey Home. A Faith Restored

Thursday, October 21, 2010

DVD Review - RUST: A Journey Home. A Faith Restored

A Review by DOD Mom


About the Movie
As a crisis of faith rocks his life's calling, former minister Jimmy Moore returns to the place he called home half-a-lifetime ago. Very little has changed in this small farming town ... except for everything that he's ever known.

He returns to find a community reeling from a recent tragic fire that took a family's life and placed Jimmy's best friend in a psychiatric prison.

While Jimmy's pastoral mentor challenges him to not lose faith, his disappointed father wonders why his son always runs from challenges. Can Jimmy find the resolve-and the clues-to get to the bottom of the mysterious fire and clear his friend Travis?

Will any good come from the ashes of this tragedy? When things look their bleakest, Travis reminds Jimmy that, "God has His plan ... you should know that better than anyone."

Filmed in Kipling, Saskatchewan, RUST stars L.A. Law's Corbin Bernsen, who also wrote and directed the film. The real-life citizens of Kipling were cast in supporting roles.

A unique story of friendship and calling, RUST is a mystery that will leave you seeking the power of grace, the beauty in sacrifice, and the hope of faith renewed.


My Take on the Movie
The movie is about a man who loses his faith in God, in a midlife crisis ,and finds hope where he least expects it-his hometown.

This movie has a powerful message. It is an uplifting drama about faith, family, perseverance, finding truth, and the powerful ties that bind a community together.

James Moore is a minister who has lost his faith. He pleads with Jesus to answer his prayers. He is lost and does not know where to turn.
His journey to his hometown brings about family dynamics of a father who is bitter and disappointed , a sister who is divorced and raising her two children, the past he had as an athlete in his hometown, and finding out his best friend has been accused of setting a fire to a home and killing the four individuals who lived in the home.

James begins a quest of finding the truth about the fire. He does not believe his friend, Travis, started the fire. James interviews  people in the town and sets out with his own investigation because even the police believe Travis set the fire.

James goes through the process of returning to the location Travis was in the evening of the fire and proceeds to use a bike, which Travis used for transportation, to ride the route to the home that was destroyed. He concludes that Travis could not have been at the scene because the time of the fire does not match up to the time it would have taken him to ride to the house from town.

Using his facts, watching the young people in the park and noting the emotions of especially one young woman, James is able to solve the mystery that surrounds the fire and deaths.

Travis is returned to his home and James returns to his ministry with joy and purpose.

The movie illustrated to me that God has a plan for you and the plan is His gift for your life. God answers prayers in His own time and and His own way. We are not in control, just like James, however with trust in the Lord, we can find answers to our everyday challenges. James found his answers with the perseverance, trust, prayers, and his search for the truth.

I know you will enjoy this movie.

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