“The Sparrows Nesting” clearly shows that keeping hope alive makes life worthwhile. The movie features solid acting, a touching story, and a strong ending. Christopher Atkins plays Mike Sparrow, a dedicated and hard-working father. His wife, Anna (Terri Minton), has a big heart and volunteers at a soup kitchen where she meets Maria (Valenzia Algarin). Maria is a terrific cook and becomes good friends with Anna, and Anna, after meeting Maria’s daughter Bella, loves Bella (Chalet Lizette Brannan). This is especialy important when tragedy occurs.
This picture features important themes such as hard work, having friends to confide in, and the importance of family. Maria confides in Anna. However, Maria’s husband Hector (James Duval) loses his job and doesn’t confide in anyone except Maria. He takes his responsibility to provide for his family very seriously and when he doesn’t land a job right away he begins drinking again.
The movie has a strong conclusion, with Pastor Dave (Kevin Sorbo) and his wife Susan (Judy Norton) talking with Mike and Anna about knowing the will of God. We are awarding this movie our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for ages twelve plus. Parents should consult our content listings; some parents will be fine with their kids a bit under age 12 watching the movie. The film does a terrific job making clear that sometimes the answers to our questions are right in front of our eyes and simpler than we could have imagined.