Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Review of The Woodcarver + Giveaway!

It is very hard now a days to find a good movie. Especially one you can watch with the whole family and not have any problems at all. That is why I was very impressed with the recent movie I viewed, The Woodcarver. This is a faith and family film and I was somewhat skeptical at how it would be from previously viewing other faith and family movies but this one was very good! Check it out and make sure to enter the giveaway.

Matthew Stevenson is a troubled kid from a broken home. When he vandalizes the local church to get back at his parents, Matthew has to repair the damage to the church to avoid criminal charges. While working at the church, he meets Ernest (John Ratzenberger), an accomplished wood carver who created the intricate woodwork decoration that Matthew destroyed. Ernest has become something of a hermit, but reluctantly comes out of reclusion to help repair the church. Now Ernest and Matthew must work together to preserve the church's beautiful antiquity, and along the way, they also manage to restore their faith in God and in life.

MY THOUGHTS-This movie focuses on a teenage boy who has vandalized the local Church. His family is getting a divorce and he is having a hard time handling it. The pastor tells him that he has to help fix the Church as punishment. While he is painting over the graffiti along comes the woodcarver who did all the work on the Church before. Needless to say, the teenager is drawn to this woodcarver while the woodcarver is pretty much upset at God because his wife died. They both help each other along and at the same time the whole family. I don't want to spoil the film for those who haven't watched it, but this is a great movie.

One thing I was impressed with was that Ernest, the woodcarver, tells Matthew that before he makes any choice or decision, he should think, WWJD. This totally changes the teenagers perspective on things. The acting is very well done in this film and I was impressed with how real it was. There were a lot of good sayings and good lessons in this. The boys father, Jack, is telling Ernest about how he started missing Church for work and how it slowly went to the back burner, then next thing he knows they are getting a divorce. What a lesson there is in this!

If you like a good Christian film with good principles, I would urge you to pick up a copy of this movie at your local store. If you don't win it, make sure to purchase this! Excellent for unsaved relatives or a Church movie.

US ONLY!! Winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. Giveaway will end 4/2. I received a copy of this DVD for review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All thoughts are 100% mine.

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Judy said...

Wow, this sounds like a powerful movie in the sense that it isn't just about a misbehaving teenager; the woodcarver Ernest,is working his way back to God and letting go of his bitterness!

I would love to win this movie.


Patsy said...

Would love to have this movie for my family. Sounds really good!


Patsy said...

I would give this movie to my family.


melsdaisypatch said...

I would keep it for my family.

Wendy Newcomb said...

I would have to keep this for myself, although I might consider 'loaning' it to my family to watch.


Anonymous said...


Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I would keep this for our family....although I would let any of our family and friends, who want to, borrow it! :)

Katy M. A.

Christie Cottage said...

This would be a great movie for our Youth class to watch. A great weekend activity.

Thanks for offering it up!

I am going to follow your blog.

Dealsfan32 said...

I would like to win this dvd for myself


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