For Loves Sake

DVD Release: June 17, 2013
For Loves Sake


In December 1978 near Manchester, England, a family is shattered by a double tragedy. A father is killed in a motorcycle accident. Two young boys find themselves in the custody of social services and placed in a series of orphanages and foster homes. Their mother seems incapable of caring for them due to her bouts of suicidal depression. All begin to lose hope that their family will ever be restored. In their frailty, courage comes only through faith in a power beyond themselves.

Dove Review

“For Love’s Sake” opens with a tragedy involving a father’s death as a result of a motorcycle accident and continues with the mother and children coping afterward. At one point the mother takes pills in an attempt to commit suicide. She seems unable to care for the children and in fact they are removed from the home by Social Services.

The movie has a brief scene in the beginning of a boy accepting Jesus as his savior and a family attends church at the end of the movie. The film also has a hanging scene of a teen girl from an orphanage which may be disturbing to some viewers. There is a message for those who want to see a decision for Christ by a child, and a family moving forward in His love. We award this movie with a hopeful ending the Dove “Faith Friendly” Seal for ages 12 and over .

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: Stupid-2; Chicken-2; Shut up-1
Violence: Constant fights by the boys; boy pushed into bush; man grabs boy and puts him in the bathtub, fully dressed; a brief scene shows a girl hanging from a tree.
Drugs: Mother takes prescription pills and overdoses on them and winds up in the hospital.
Nudity: None
Other: Death of a parent, suicide attempt by the mother; a suicide is shown in the film; grandparents tell grandkids there is no God although the kids wind up in church at the end of the movie; girl says she hates father; boy steals and there are no consequences.


Company: Gateway Films / Vision Video
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 96 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter