Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Shunning DVD Review and Giveaway

Hi All! It has been a good but busy week. We took a trip to Louisville and it went well but a lot of late nights:) One thing we did was watch a film that just came out titled, The Shunning. This is based on the book by Beverly Lewis. It is an Amish movie and even though I am not a big fan of Amish things, I was interested in seeing this one. I have watched the film, The Saving of Sarah Cain and thought it was pretty good. Check out what I thought about it below and then get your entries in or a chance at your own copy of this DVD.

Before she succumbs to cancer, the dying wish of Laura Mayfield-Bennett is to be reunited with the daughter she never knew. Unfortunately, that daughter, Katie Lapp, is a member of the Amish order. Katie is about to be married, but uneasy about the path ahead. Now she discovers the secret her parents have kept from her: she's adopted.

The film is based on the celebrated first novel of the best-selling "The Heritage of Lancaster County" book series from author Beverly Lewis. Stars Danielle Panabaker & Sherry Stringfield.

MY REVIEW-Overall this was a good film. There was one part I especially did not care for and I will tell you about that later. But the overall message of the film was good. Katie is a beautiful young Amish woman who does not know that she was adopted. And in all reality she is an "Englischer."

I love the play of emotions in this film. Twice I was almost in tears but most of the film was a light-hearted movie. The scenery is beautiful and the Amish are well portrayed. I am not sure how I felt about Katie's parents keeping her past a secret. Yes she grew up thinking of them are her parents but at the same time, I would want to know if I was adopted. And you find out in the end something that was really different with this "adoption" but I don't want to spoil anything for you. This is a well done film and the acting was up to par. A good family movie.

Now, I didn't really want to bring this up but I felt that I had to. To me it was a somewhat doctrinal issue. In the film Katie sins by playing guitar and singing "Englisch" songs. Personally I know this is not right but that is how the Amish feel about this. But that is not the part I felt uncomfortable with. Katie is then told to go to the Bishop and confess her sin. At that point, he tells her that so long as she has repented, then her faith is restored. I don't know about you, but that sounds like he can give her salvation back to her. I just did not like that part at all. I am not sure if that is how the Amish do things but I will be looking this up.

If you like a tear jerker, this is your type of film. A coming of age story that is sweet and yet heart rending. You really feel for the whole family, along with her birth mother. Finding out about a young man in her past as well puts a new light on the story. If you want to see the trailer for the film, please go here.

Readers, if you are interested in winning your own copy of this film, please follow instructions below. Thanks!!

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MANDATORY ENTRY-
Tell me who this would be for, whether your family or a friend. Please leave your email in one of the comments.


EXTRA ENTRIES!!

1.Blog or post about this on Facebook. Get 3 entries for each.
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3.Enter any of my other currently running giveaways. Let me know which ones.
4.Leave a comment on any of my review only posts. This must be for reviews only! Leave a comment for each.
5.Tweet about this giveaway. Can be done three times a day. Please use the tag @LovinScoopful

6.Like The Shunning on Facebook. Get 3 entries for this so leave 3 comments.


This giveaway will end 10/4. Winner will be chosen through Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.
I received a complimentary copy of this film for review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All thoughts are 100% mine.

68 comments:

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My teen daughters and I would for sure watch it. I'd probably share it with my mom too. Hubby he might like it. But I'm number one that the DVD would be for thanks for a chance to win.

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A Cooking Bookworm said...

I would give this to my mom...and watch it with her! :-)

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I would like to win for me because the story is captivating and gives some insight to the Amish culture

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karenk said...

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Angie @ www.ourjoyfulliving.com said...

I would love to see this myself as well as my family

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corey1971 said...

I would probably give it to a friend. (olomon@hotmail.com)

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Marci J said...

I'd watch this with my family!

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I think I would watch this with my family and then make it a pass along movie to others...and keep it going.
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Anonymous said...

This would be for me.
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Laura said...

My mom would enjoy this.

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Jackie said...

This would be for my family and I to enjoy on a family movie night!
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Kristen said...

It would be for me, but after I watch it I'd share it around with whoever wants to borrow it.

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