Sunday, March 22, 2015

Confessions of a Prodigal Son Movie Review

Confessions of a Prodigal Son
I was given a complimentary copy of the movie, Confessions of a Prodigal Son from Business2Blogger.com in exchange for an honest review.  This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase from using the links. 
 
Nathan Clarkson wrote and produced this Christian film and actually was the main character in the movie named Sean.  Sean is the son of a pastor who is played by Kevin Sorbo, from the movie God's Not Dead.  Sean asks for his college funds and then disappears from his parents for two years, and enters the all too scary world of drinking and prescription pills.  He also ends up using his money to buy a car, rent an apartment and live off the money from his parents.  He has a horrible friend who is an enabler and every parent's worst nightmare.  This friend is the one friend that our parents disliked us having growing up or the one that you dislike your children being friends with.
 
Sean is fighting hard to escape the life he envisions his parents and everyone else wants him to have and in this, he loses himself.  It isn't until he meets a girl that he starts to evaluate where his life is.  He is also prompted by his professor to have the class write the story of their life, where they are the main character and how their decisions can effect their story. 
 
Sean also gets himself into a situation where he literally loses everything and has to get a job.  It is quite similar to the parable in the book of Luke 15: 11-32 in the Bible, where the son asks for his share of the inheritance and then "squanders his wealth in wild living," (Luke 15:13) and is forced to get a job.
 
Without giving too much of the movie away, Sean finds himself and God, thanks to the love and compassion of not only of his father but others around him. 
 
Trailer of Confessions of a Prodigal Son
Click here or on the picture above to view the official movie trailer from Lighting Dark.
 
I thought this movie was excellent, and they did a wonderful job of bringing this parable to real life in today's standards.  I don't think my husband and I would let our three or five year old watch it because of scenes with beer bottles, prescription pills, and some light fight scenes.  It would be a fantastic family movie though for middle schoolers and up to watch with their parents, or even in a youth group.  I didn't catch any profanity, and there is a wholesomeness to the film that makes it age appropriate for the tweens and teenagers to watch.
 
I am in the midst of Beth Moore's Children of the Day Women's Bible Study, where she says in the video series, "The number one prayer she gets from her followers is about their adult children and how they are not involved in church."   Confessions of a Prodigal Son would hit home to several people, including parents who have children of college age like Sean in the movie, or to teens who are about to go into this stage of independent living for the first time in their lives.  It also would hit home to grandparents, or adult children who just got out of this stage of life and are entering into marriage and starting families.
 
It is important for our youth and children to have their faith firmly rooted.  We need to equip them with the knowledge of the scriptures, but also need them to have that personal relationship with God and know Him.  This movie does an outstanding job of showing what can be out there if  we just go about the motions, and don't commit ourselves to our faith.  It also shows the unconditional love and compassion of a father to his lost son, quite similar to how lost we can be yet have a Father who loves us so much more than we can ever comprehend. 
 
Some of my favorite lines from the movie are:
 
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."
 
and
 
"Live a story worth telling."
 
Confessions of a Prodigal Son
Thanks for reading my review.  Confessions of a Prodigal Son is available to buy this Tuesday,  March 24, 2015. 
 
Blessings,
 
Kelly
 
#confessionsofaprodigalson #moviereviews
 
 
 
 

24 comments:

  1. Great review and the movie is very timely. But for me it hits a bit close to home, I think that for many it will. In today's world our children face so much more than I ever did. Only with God's love can we hope to make it through.

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    1. Thank you, Nikki. The movie is extremely relatable and it will hit close to home for many, that is true. There is many temptations and battles for children today and I agree that God's love, and our love for Him will be our only solution to getting through. Thanks for commenting and hope you have a blessed week :)

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  2. Sounds like a great movies...and it is nice to have more of those... there is way too much garbage out there from the movie makers. Thank you for the review. :)

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    1. Hi Gentle Joy! It is so true. I'm very excited they are making Christian movies to deliver such a powerful and wholesome message. Thanks for commenting and have a fabulous week :)

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  3. I love that Kevin Sorbo is making movies that make a difference. Thanks for sharing this one. It sounds great!

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    1. Hi Deb and thanks for commenting! I agree. I think it is awesome for these celebrities to be making Christian films and teaching good values. Hope you have a Happy Easter!

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  4. This sounds like an excellent movie....I'm adding it to my To Watch list! Thanks for the suggestion! I recently watched God's Not Dead and was blessed by that.

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  5. Hi, hopetoinspireyou. If you liked God's Not Dead, then you will enjoy this movie also! It's phenomenal that they are making movies that display real human hardship and struggle, and how God turns that around into something good. Thanks for commenting and have a wonderful week :)

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  6. Hi there, You make me want to get a copy of that movie. How do I go about it? Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Hi, Minnie. I received the free copy through an affiliate program I am: http://business2blogger.com/affiliate-program/. It's also for sale on Amazon or at the Christian bookstores if you wanted to purchase it. It's an excellent movie! Thanks for commenting and have a blessed week :)

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  7. Now this is another must watch. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Thanks, Lux! I hope you get a chance to see it; it was a great movie! Thanks for commenting and have an awesome weekend :)

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  8. Thanks so much for the review! Can't wait to see it! I'm so glad when another Christian movie comes out that encourages us in the Father's love for His children! blessings! #bloggercaregroup

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    1. Amen, Cindy! I hope they continue making more movies like these. Thanks for stopping by and visiting from #bloggercaregroup! Have a wonderful weekend :)

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  9. Thank you for this awesome review! I am always looking for good Christian movies to watch with family and I will definitely be adding this to the list!

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    1. You're welcome, Sam! I hope that you and your family enjoy this movie together. It is so refreshing to have Christian movies with a good message. Thanks for commenting and have a blessed week :)

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  10. I've not seen this yet but looks like a great one to see!! thanks for this wonderful review!

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    marie

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    1. It is a great movie, Marie! I hope you get a chance to watch it. Thanks for commenting and have a wonderful week :)

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  11. Thanks for this review, Kelly. I'm always on the lookout for good Christian movies. There are too many non-Christian movies that don't teach good morals and, in my opinion, are partially to blame for many prodigals today. By the way, have you seen "Do You Believe?" #bloggercaregroup

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    1. Colin, I have been meaning to see "Do You Believe" and just have not had the time to see it yet. Did you enjoy the movie? I've heard many great things about it. I love all these Christian films coming out. It's wonderful to watch them as a family and feel good after leaving a movie. Hope you are doing well and thanks for commenting :)

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  12. My husband and I just watched this movie and we loved it! I felt so loved by God after watching it and realizing again how very much God loves us just as we are! Love your site! So much great information! #blogger care group

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    1. Hi Momo Encourages! Thank you, I love your site as well! It was such an awesome movie because you remember being at that age that the son was in the movie, and now being on the flip side as a parent. God is good, and it is so good how much He truly loves us all. Thanks for commenting and have a wonderful week :)

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  13. I haven't heard of this movie - but I sure would like to see it. Parents of prodigals need hope to not give up believing God has the plan! Thanks for the review!

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    1. Hi, bluecottonmemory! It was a great movie to watch and see just how perfect God's plan is for each of us. Thanks for commenting and have a wonderful week :)

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