Beyond Acceptance

DVD Release: August 4, 2011
Beyond Acceptance


When Evans, a ten-year-old unwanted child, enters his home, Aaron’s life is permanently transformed. Believing they have much to offer, Aaron and his wife, Stacy, choose to use their family and stable home as a platform to reach out to children in need through foster care. However, this undertaking was not as simple as they had anticipated. Evans is their first placement. Abandoned as an infant and tossed from home to home, he is a boy with no hope of ever being wanted. Aaron and Stacy often find themselves wondering about the outcome of their ambitious undertaking. The coping behaviors Evans has developed as a result of his past make him extremely challenging. Tantrums, mysterious disappearances, food fights, and impenetrable silence become a new part of their everyday life. Aaron is shaken by his lack of control. Stacy is crushed by the rejection of her affection. Their daughter, Jennie, is resentful of the chaos now ruling her life. As each new obstacle surrounds their family, they are dragged continually closer to the breaking point. Their future is fraught with questions. Can they continue? Will Evans ever understand? Will they be able to entrust themselves wholeheartedly to the hands of God? Is it possible to love the unlovable. . . is he really beyond acceptance?

Dove Review

This wonderful film promotes loving a child in any situation! This DVD should be viewed by families all across the globe! It demonstrates that loving children in difficult situations is not always easy, but is well worth making the effort.

Evans is a ten-year-old unwanted child who enters Aaron and Stacy’s home. Evans has been tossed around to several homes and presents some difficult problems for his new family including temper tantrums, nightmares, a lack of affection, food fights, running away, and ultimately silence. We learn that a violent act has haunted Evans and he will need a healing that only God can provide. But can the family find the strength to fully trust God? Fortunately for Evans, this family does want him.

We are awarding this movie our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal and five Doves, our highest rating. See it soon.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: "Brat"-3; "Stupid"-2; "Jerk"-1; "Twerp"-1; "Creep"-1; "Shut-up"-2; "Geez"-1
Violence: Boy hears gunshot in dream; man shoves woman; man shakes child; boy on top of other boy hits him; child wakes up half-dreaming and swings at his mother; boy bumps sister's shoulder in church and dad removes him forcefully; boy rips page of book in anger; boy throws toilet paper all over the house; sister grabs boy and throws him out of room; man picks up gun and holds it to temple but it does not show the act but boy relives the moment in dreams; several situations of throwing items; kids wrestle in various scenes; boy throws salt shaker and breaks it and plate too; father grabs boy and tells him to stop; boy takes knife into room and hides it under the bed; kids throw rocks at each other.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Shirtless boy jumps on bed.
Other: Tense family scenes; disrespect of children but adults make them accountable; child eats peanut butter while sitting on counter and he refuses to listen to his mother who tells him to stop; child refuses to make up bed and throws the sheets.


Company: Bridgestone Multimedia Group
Director: Leslie Naugle
Producer: Andrew Bolzman
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 95 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter