Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Movie Review and a Give-a-way! - Abel's Field

On Sunday afternoon I turned on the TV to watch Abel's Field.  It was a very interesting story. 
About Abel's Field:
Left motherless by tragedy and abandoned by his father, high school senior Seth McArdle (Samuel Davis) faces enormous pressure as he strives to support his little sisters. At school, he endures the daily bullying of the football team. But fighting back only finds him singled out for punishment and assigned to an after-school work detail under the supervision of the reserved groundskeeper, Abel (SOUL SURFER’S Kevin Sorbo). Much to his surprise, Seth discovers that Abel may be the only one who truly understands his struggles. As dark times lure Seth toward desperate measures, the reluctant Abel may be the one person who can point him back toward the light.
My review:  I would not recommend this movie for younger viewers.  It is definitely a thoughtful film.  It can be a little slow at times, but the message is a good one.   I loved the strength and tenacity of Seth.  His character was loving and yet very responsible.  He gives teenage boys a good name.  Forgiveness is definitely a theme of the movie although it wasn't overwhelmingly so.   I would recommend this movie to anyone looking for a clean movie with a good message.  I definitely enjoyed watching it.



Abel's Field
AFFIRM Films/Provident Films
Releases January 22, 2013



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Please just leave a comment and tell me your favorite family friendly film!  Don't forget to leave me your e-mail address so I can e-mail you if you won.  The winner will be chosen at random on Monday night, January 28th at 9pm EST.


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56 comments:

  1. I just saw the trailer for this yesterday and thought it looked pretty good.
    One of our favorite family movies is the Wood Carver and the Secrets of Jonathan Sperry.
    Have a lovely day.
    Kim

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  2. I don't really have a favorite "family movie", although a most recent one we watched and enjoyed was Christmas Lodge. I'm always looking for clean movies because they aren't that easy to come by, especially if you want to be entertained.

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  3. We have yet to find a favorite family movie. We still have the Pixar films but want to get something with a bit more depth! But that will come when they are older I suppose:)

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  4. My favorite family film is currently Where the Red Fern Grows. My son read the book and we have been watching the movie over again.
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  5. I like HOme Alone
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  6. One of our favorite movies to watch together is the Wizard of Oz.

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  7. We like Pollyanna. :)

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  8. One of our favorite family movies is Diary of a Wimpy Kid. abailey_crace@yahoo.com

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  9. We just watched Brave and all liked it. A new favorite.

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  10. A few of our favorite family movies are Runner from Ravenshead and Facing the Giants.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. @Miss Sarah

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  12. fave: Shrek
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  13. We love Facing The Giants! Excellent movie with a great message.

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  14. We love Mrs. Doubtfire--in fact we just watched it again last night.
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  15. we like the original willie wonka and the chocolate factory

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  16. We like Finding Nemo
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  17. My favorite family film is "Its a Wonderful Life"
    Hannah
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  18. We like all the Air Bud and Bud type movies and the boys favorite right now is Radio. we all enjoy that. ml_mcafee@yahoo.com

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  19. I love Wizard of Oz
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  20. The Wood Carver is my fave!

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  21. Santa Clause 3 (yes, year round! Lol)
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  22. Our favorite movies are "Mary Poppins and Little Annie".
    :)Jeanne Bates Tennant
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  23. so many great movies to watch with families we love disney movies but i love the wizard of oz

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  24. One of our favorite movies to watch together as a family is The diary of a wimpy kid movies. Hallmark movies are always great as well.

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  25. Our favorite movie to watch Cars

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  26. My favorite family friendly movie is "Soul Surfer". My whole family loves it and I love that it is a true story of a Christian girl who overcame tough odds.

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  27. I think any Muppet movie is a great family movie, I love Muppet Christmas Carol, and the new The Muppets.
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  28. Our family loves to watch the parent trap!!
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  29. Our family likes to watch Facing The Giants.

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  30. All of our children are older now and my husband and I watch the Waltons and Little House on the Prairie one or the other every night haha. We love them. They are always great shows for children too. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  31. I forgot my email address too. It is for Theresa M and it is Buckytheresa5@aol.com

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  32. How to Train Your Dragon is our favorite family film. southernangel717@yahoo.com

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  33. Our favorite movie is " Toy Story"
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  34. My family loves Facing the Giants!
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  35. It's an old one...but "Big" with Tom Hanks is one of our family favorites.
    Thanks!
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  36. I love the lion king!

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  37. TheSavySue(at)yahoo(dot)com favorite family friendly film is Wizard of Oz!

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  38. My favorite family friendly film is Wizard of OZ.

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  39. We love all the Veggie Tales. My hubby and I know all the words, too. :-)

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  40. We watch a lot of Barbie movies at our house lol
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  41. I like Eight Below.

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  42. My favorite family film hmm that is a really hard question! I watch so many movies with my little guys.
    Right now we seem to watch Brave at least once a week so that may be our favorite :).

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  43. The Lion King is our favorite family friendly movie.
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  44. We really like August Rush and October sky...most Disney movies like Mulan Aladdin Monsters In

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  45. My favorite family movie is Tron.. My kids love the movement and the music involved in the movie. :)

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  46. Shrek(s) is our go to favorite. bluejeansrosary69@yahoo.com

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  47. Our favorite is Sound of Music.

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  48. One of our favorite family friendly movies is "Courageous." My 14 year old son asked for it for Christmas. It has the right amount of action/message.

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  49. I love all Pixar movies.I also saw Courageous and I really enjoyed that one.I've heard Abel's Field is a good family movie.Thank you for the great giveaway!
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    God Bless :)

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