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.
AFFIRM Films/Provident Films
Releases January 22, 2013
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