The Penny

DVD Release: April 5, 2011
The Penny


“The Penny” is a drama/thriller that follows a series of seemingly insignificant events in a number of people’s lives. Hidden amidst their bigger problems, these disconnected pieces go unnoticed until they begin to fit together in a totally unexpected way. Suddenly these strangers are thrust together by what some would call luck, chance, coincidence, or even destiny. But is it something even bigger?

Dove Review

Sometimes in our lives we ask the question,”Why does God allow bad things to happen?” Jack, a former police officer, lost his partner in a shooting 10 years earlier. Little does he know that his past and present lives are about to come crashing together all because of one little penny. During this fascinating and complex story, Jack’s life intersects with five other people who also come in contact with the same penny, in a surprising twist of fate, all orchestrated by God. This moving drama shows that God had a plan for each of the principal characters, even when it didn’t seem so at first.

“The Penny” is a story that emphasizes the importance of faith and family, and how people are connected in ways they often don’t realize. Due to some sophisticated content, we award this film the Dove “Family-Approved” for ages 12 and over. It is well worth seeing.

Content Description

Sex: A boy makes a pass at young girl.
Language: All references to God and Jesus are in reverence.
Violence: Policeman is shot; discussion about finding a body in dumpster; men threaten two men; man threatens to kill another; men try to rob a store; men tie up girl and man; girl steals money from a car; an auto accident.
Drugs: Underage drinking at a party; man drinks in a bar; young girl drinks and drives.
Nudity: None
Other: Disrespectful attitudes; sick woman; young girl sneaks out of house; girls drive away and leave friend behind.


Company: Bridgestone Multimedia Group
Director: Nathan Webster
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 88 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe and Dick Rolfe