Aspiring singer – songwriter Jed King is struggling to catch a break and escape the long shadow of his famous father when he reluctantly agrees to a gig at a local vineyard harvest festival. Jed meets the vineyard owner’s daughter, Rose, and a romance quickly blooms. Soon after their wedding, Jed writes Rose “The Song,” which becomes a breakout hit. Suddenly thrust into a life of stardom and a world of temptation, his life and marriage begin to fall apart. A music-driven romantic drama, THE SONG is inspired by the life of Solomon and his writings.
“The Song” is an amazing movie in many ways! It both entertains and educates regarding what can happen when a life is lived apart from God and also walking with Him. Alan Powell gives an extraordinary performance as Jed King, a singer that has to overcome his father’s famous name. He falls in love with a woman named Rose (Ali Faulkner) and soon he is singing with a passion that catapults him into stardom. Unfortunately, the seemingly perfect life begins to take a sour turn when Rose refuses to accompany him on the road, mainly due to her concern for her father and his ill health. Soon a female country western star named Shelby Bale (Caitlin Nicol-Thomas) is traveling with Jed, a part of the show, but she has designs on him and it becomes more difficult for Jed to refuse her advances.
As Jed reflects on the writing of Solomon his life is soon a non-stop party and his affair brings him crashing to Earth, with many pieces to be picked up. However, there is a strong redemptive theme in the film. Due to drug use and a bit of a bloody scene in which a man attempts suicide, we are awarding this film our Faith Based Seal with Cautions for Drug/Alcohol use and Violence. “The Song” is entertaining and thought provoking. How many films combine those two qualities these days?