Echoes of Innocence

Theatrical Release: September 9, 2005
DVD Release: March 28, 2006
Echoes of Innocence


Ever since junior high Sarah Jenkins (Sara Simmonds) has had a fascination with Saint Joan of Arc. Extolling the virtues of “the virgin maid” she began to be ridiculed by her peers. This is also when she began to hear the Voices. Christopher (Cody Linley) was the only one who understood. After pledging their love to one another, Christopher mysteriously disappears. Five years later Sarah still waits. The Voices have grown stronger. Her now frequent visions have become more intense. Dave (Jake McDorman of Fox TV’s “Quintuplets”) is determined to find out the truth. Alec (Matt Vodvarka) desires Sarah for himself. Sarah now finds herself caught between the memory of her first love and the forces that seek to challenge her vow…and take it by force.

Dove Review

In watching this movie, it will make you think of all the things that teens have to deal with in this day and age. Teenagers deal with a lot of peer pressure about sex and this movie shows one young lady’s promise to stay a virgin until marriage. This movie has drama, mystery, and suspense.

Sarah made a promise to Cody and it has been 5 years since she has seen him. She has kept that promise with the help of her faith in God, no matter how much pressure she has been under. As Sarah prays for strength in her commitments, she hears voices and sees images. Now there is a new guy in town, who is on the school paper, and he wants to get to know her secrets. But there is also another boy that wants more from Sarah and plans to get “it” one way or another. Shows good moral issues over evil.

Editor’s Note: There are many sexual references in this film that are not appropriate for younger viewers. However, this is a great movie for parents to watch with their teenage sons and daughters. Discussions should follow the viewing about why teens should wait until marriage before engaging in sexual encounters.

Content Description

Sex: References to sex and virginity; boy and girl kiss; girl shown in bed after implied sex with boy with negative circumstances.
Language: Tr*mp; sl*t; wh*re; scr*w you-2; H-1.
Violence: Girls attacks another girl in school yard; mother slaps daughter; daughter slaps mother; pretend sword fights; boy threatens girl with gun; boy shoots another boy and threatens to blow up school.
Drugs: Alcohol use implied at party.
Nudity: Upper back of naked boy.
Other: There are many appropriate references to God, faith and prayer; Sarah hears voices after praying for guidance, similar to Joan of Arc.


Company: New World Pictures
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 115 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe