Paper Angels

DVD Release: November 3, 2015
Paper Angels


In “Paper Angels,” abused wife Lynn (Josie Bissett) leaves her alcoholic husband Darryl, taking her two kids, Thomas and Sara, and moving to another town where she works as a waitress to make ends meet. In that same town we meet Kevin (Matthew Settle), whose marketing & design company is on the brink of shutting down due to the economy. Plus, Kevin’s wife Jenny is in a difficult pregnancy with twins.

Thomas starts a new school and becomes the target of a bully who is threatened by how well Thomas plays basketball. Unable to join the high school team, Thomas goes to the community center where he meets Kevin and the two of them become unlikely friends through pickup basketball games. Little do they know the tremendous impact they will have on each others’ families this Christmas through The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program.

This film is inspired by the hit country Christmas song also featured in the movie “Paper Angels,” sung by country music star Jimmy Wayne, as well as the same-titled book by Wayne with Travis Thrasher. Wayne also has written and performed two new songs for the film.

Dove Review

The holiday season is here, so gather the family to see this wonderful Christmas movie that is both encouraging and inspiring at this special time of year.

It is amazing how sometimes peoples’ lives intertwine at important times without them even knowing how much. Thomas and Kevin’s lives come together at a time when both need a friend and some encouragement. The words they share are those that come from within and that lead both through very trying times.

This movie promotes The Salvation Army Angel Tree program, as well as is a story of faith and about the importance of helping others. It is never to late to get involved, and never give up hope because there are many people who are also struggling. To quote the film: “When things go wrong in your life, we have guidance inside,” and that guidance helps us through. We are very proud to award this network movie with the Dove “Faith-Friendly” Seal for ages 12 and over.

Content Description

Sex: Couple kiss.
Language: None
Violence: Woman with bruise on face; teenage boy bullies another; cyber-bullying.
Drugs: Man is drunk, drinking beer and has alcohol problem; man takes Tylenol for pain after playing basketball.
Nudity: Pregnant woman's bare belly during ultrasound.
Other: Man losing his company; man makes rude comments to son; woman leaves husband; woman has problems with her pregnancy.


Company: Cinedigm
Director: David Winning
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 90 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe