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DVD Release: January 17, 2012
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Six rebellious teens learn how fast their comfortable, self-centered lives can transform into a life-changing lesson of survival as an ill-prepared afternoon snowboarding trip turns tragic with life-threatening injury and sub-zero temperatures. Discord and teenage angst poison the atmosphere of a small Christian school whose families are soon to learn the importance of faith and unity to their very existence.

Dove Review

There is a lot of drama in this movie, teens who act like teens and get grouchy with each other and go through growing pains. They also face a dilemma when they go snowboarding with a character named Josh and a teen they call Flounders falls and breaks his ankle. With night falling in the remote location known as Sterling, Alaska, and the temperatures rapidly falling, several of them are trapped in the woods with a few of the teens heading out to seek emergency help. The wolves are nearby as well and the parents have to turn to God in prayer as they wait for a long night to end and they hope for a miracle.

It should be noted there are some utterances of strong language in the film along with some name calling and attitudes of rebellion. Still, the ultimate theme is one of redemption and there is nothing which crosses the line of our acceptability so we are pleased to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this film for ages twelve plus.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: G/OMG-3; a character says, "I'm in Hillbilly H***"; H-1; Freakin-1; Name calling like "troll", "witch", "killer whale", "geek", "skinny skank" and "Idiot";"Holy Crap"-1; a woman says "You hypocrites" to people; "Shut up"-1
Violence: A few disagreements; a young former couple argue in church; a young man falls while snowboarding and he breaks his ankle; a girl has blood on her ear after falling down nearly frozen in a field.
Drugs: A few scenes of cigarette smoking including by a teen; cigarettes are seen at store.
Nudity: Cleavage; young man's bare chest is seen with open shirt; shirtless man; young man in boxers; a young woman wears a shirt skirt.
Other: Young man has tattoo; on a positive note a sermon is given at church and we see part of this in a scene; a few "I have to pee" comments; prayer for God's guidance and protection; teens have attitudes in a few scenes.


Company: SunWorld Pictures
Writer: Verissa Walber and Tina Wegener
Director: Archie Archambo
Producer: Celeste Rodgers
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 93 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter