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T-birds tidbits

Twana Pinskey


With the hectic schedule I have, it is not often I get to sit down and eat a good meal in the company of friends, followed by watching a good movie.

Over the weekend, I watched brothers, Stephen and Alex Kendrick’s movie “Courageous.”

This movie documented the lives of police officers that faced struggles relating to responsibilities, and sometimes the mistakes made as fathers.

The Kendrick brothers also made the movies, “Facing the Giants” and “Fireproof.”

The common link for all three of these movies is the fact they has been labeled by Hollywood as “Christian movies” or “Faith-based” movies.

It was refreshing to watch a movie presented in a way that showed real struggles faced by any parent that has doubts about what kind of a job they are doing raising their children. What was so refreshing was it was presented in a humorous and at times heart wrenching manner, without blood, gore, swearing and X-rated scenes.

I guess I am getting fickle as I age. I find I don’t need all the trappings of a secular world movie to be entertained

I find I can watch a movie with a fast paced scene, my heart racing, and be entertained without scenes that have murder, swearing, blood and gore.

Movie reviewer, Roger Moore of the Orlando Sentinel, labeled the movie as a “myopic, melodrama movie.”

The movie did not fare well with other mainstream movie critics either.

Web site, www. rottentomatoes .com slams the film as a “preach to the choir” film that only “faithful” would find interesting.

   For those of us who are parents, no matter what our spiritual beliefs or non-beliefs maybe, we all struggle with occasional doubts of how well we are parenting.

   This movie has a message for anyone, no matter what their beliefs are.

   Do we really need the trappings of a “Hollywood” movie to seek solace or validation that we are doing an ok job raising our kids?