Of Sentimental Value (The Movie)

DVD Release: August 16, 2016
Of Sentimental Value (The Movie)


Cambium Break Pictures in association with The Princess of Suburbia Films
presents “Of Sentimental Value.”

Siberia Tonka, an African immigrant, has her life turned upside down when she mistakenly loses a family artifact in America. She unleashes a mystical power around her and sets the lives of her loved ones spiraling in Africa. Realizing what’s at stake (the life of her dear sister), she sets out to retrieve the artifact while juggling her two new love interests: Alan, the handsome, wealthy art dealer and Jake, the simple consignment shop owner. With whom will she find true love? Will Siberia retrieve the artifact in time to save her sister’s life? Will the mystery woman who has been unleashing evil occurrences around her and her family be conquered?

ONE EVENT Elects Who You Are;
ONE EVENT Molds Your Values & Beliefs;
ONE EVENT Charts the Course of Your Journey… Good, Bad or Indifferent…
ONE EVENT Will Change Your Life… FOREVER!

Dove Review

“Of Sentimental Value” does a super job demonstrating the worth of every individual who lives on this planet. The film is unique in that it opens with actors in the movie sharing painful moments of their past, including abuse and health issues, and how they moved forward to find their “worth” as people of value. One actress tells of her manic depression and suicidal thoughts, but how she pushed through after hearing the voice of God speaking to her spirit, telling her she had a purpose and a reason to live.

Other wonderful examples are featured in the film, including actor Richard Neal explaining that he used to weigh 426 pounds and that his father kicked his mother’s legs with his steel-toed boots. His step dad abused him, telling him he was fat, stupid, and worthless, and he once placed a pistol in his mouth. Instead of ending his life, he went on to lose 242 pounds in 18 months, became an actor, and now says he realizes he is “priceless.” Aleta Myles, who plays Siberia in the movie, talks about losing her hair due to a health problem but how she now has confidence.

The story focuses on Siberia, who has moved from Africa to America and plans to become a writer. She is hit by a car (is unhurt), has her car re-possessed and can’t pay her rent. She also receives troubling news from her homeland. However, she perseveres and stays encouraged by watching The Princess of Suburbia on her computer. The Princess preaches faith to those who listen. In the end, amazing things happen to Siberia. There is a plotline involving a stone that has been stolen, a stone Siberia believes must be returned to Africa in order for good things to be restored. The themes of perseverance and faith are to be commended. We are awarding our Dove Family-Approved Seal for ages twelve plus to “Of Sentimental Value.” This film has many inspiring moments!

Content Description

Sex: An "I'm not gay" comment.
Language: G/OMG-5; S-2; Butt-2; Crap-2; Stupid-1; Bas*ard-1; Broad-1.
Violence: Woman is bumped by a car and knocked down but is okay; men scuffle with one another but no one is seriously hurt; woman knocks woman down; man is slapped.
Drugs: A party is seen and drinking of wine and champagne.
Nudity: None
Other: People share stories of abuse, manic depression, and suicidal thoughts; man says he put a pistol in his mouth but did not take his life; schemers plan to steal a stone; belief that a certain stone will turn things around for people if it is returned to a family in Africa; talk of God and how he wants to help people; a woman says a few times that she idolizes the Princess of Suburbia.


Company: Green Apple Entertainment
Writer: Princess Fumi S. Hancock
Director: Jean Senelier
Producer: Princess Fumi S. Hancock, Chichi Njoku, Consulting Producer: Demetrius Navarro
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 77 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter