Second Chances (2020 review)

DVD Release: February 12, 2021
Second Chances (2020 review)
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Synopsis

After his best friend, Bryson, is killed in a fire, Cameron must learn to live with the guilt he harbors for not being able to save him. Cameron comes from a Christian home but is still uncertain about the Gospel. Despite constant prayer and his family members attending church functions, it’s become clear that Cameron […]

Dove Review

After his best friend, Bryson, is killed in a fire, Cameron must learn to live with the guilt he harbors for not being able to save him. Cameron comes from a Christian home but is still uncertain about the Gospel. Despite constant prayer and his family members attending church functions, it’s become clear that Cameron does not live the same lifestyle. When Bryson dies, Cameron struggles to stay in his hometown, and makes the decision to spend the summer with his aunt and uncle.

Cameron’s aunt and uncle are not Christians, and neither are his cousins—in fact, the whole family rolls their eyes at the thought of faith. Their family friend who they call Uncle Alan, however, is a very strong Christian and he works to share the Gospel with Cameron as they build a mentor/mentoree type relationship. As the film comes to a close, viewers understand the intricate web of relationships between each character as Cameron is given a second chance to overcome the very thing that broke him in the first place.

Second Chances has a great message and portrays a wonderful story. The camerawork is outstanding and each character is well cast. Overall, Second Chances is touching, reiterating the fact that our past does not define us, and that with Christ we can overcome anything life throws our way.

Second Chances is Dove-approved for All Ages.

The Dove Take:

Second Chances is a touching story that allows viewers to see a glimpse into a young boy’s journey from devastation and grief to joy and salvation.

Content Description

Faith: Throughout the film, faith is mentioned and as the movie comes to a close Cameron becomes a Christian.
Integrity: Cameron learns to overcome his past and works towards becoming a better person in the future.
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Cameron’s best friend dies in a fire.
Drugs: Mentions of underaged drinking.
Nudity: None
Other: None

Info

Company: Steadfast Pictures
Director: Elijah Holston
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 80 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Nicole G.