Saving Faith

DVD Release: July 17, 2012
Saving Faith
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Synopsis

Saving Faith is the compelling story of Malcolm’s crumbling life after surviving the car accident that took his little girl. He’s losing his focus, his direction and his faith. Altercations with a rebellious employee who can’t seem to shake his gang member lifestyle call on God’s graceful interference and reveal the power of forgiveness and acceptance in order to save Malcolm’s faith.

Dove Review

Spencer Scott is terrific as the lead character, Malcolm, in this faith-based story which shows God at work in the lives of his people following a tragic event. After Malcolm’s daughter dies in an accident in which he survived, Malcolm retreats into a shell and blames God and himself for what happened. He drinks, is late for work, and won’t reconcile with his wife Gloria who wants him back.

Pastor Hayes, Malcolm’s old pastor and friend, is relentless in encouraging Malcolm to return to church and to visit a support group which includes other people who have suffered tragic events in their families. This is a powerful story and, although a bit depressing at times, is gritty and realistic and clearly shows real-life events and the choices people often make in a compelling way. This same story also offers hope and includes a conclusion not to be missed.

This is a story of faith, hope, forgiveness, and redemption. Although gang activity and violence is portrayed in the course of the film, there is nothing which is gratuitous or crosses Dove’s line of acceptability for a family-friendly film. We are more than pleased to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this movie for ages twelve plus. In addition, because of the movie’s powerful message of hope, we award the film five Doves, our highest rating.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Off screen car accident; flashback of accident with child trapped in car; man bumps a man with a car, knocking him down; three men beating on one man; men bullying a homeless man; bleeding child and man; men talk about stealing for old woman; three men beat up boss and threaten to shoot him; gun held on man; man yells at boss; man shown with bloody shirt and face.
Sex: A couple kisses.
Language: H-1; "Fool"- 4; Lord-1; Geez-1; Chump-1; Crap-1; Bull-1; Son of a (not finished)-1; All other use of the Lord, God, Jesus and Christ are used in reverence.
Violence: Off screen car accident; flashback of accident with child trapped in car; man bumps a man with a car, knocking him down; three men beating on one man; men bullying a homeless man; bleeding child and man; men talk about stealing for old woman; three men beat up boss and threaten to shoot him; gun held on man; man yells at boss; man shown with bloody shirt and face.
Drugs: Main character drinking at home and at work; woman discusses crack addiction, causing loss of life to baby; three men sitting around drinking beer; men driving and drinking.
Nudity: Cleavage; tight clothing.
Other: Discussion about loss of loved ones; discussion about being in a gang; being angry with God, forgiveness.

Info

Company: PureFlix
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 89 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter