About the movie
The Resurrection of Gavin Stone is an inspirational comedy rated PG about faith and forgiveness. Gavin Stone, a washed-up former child star is forced to do community service at a local mega- church and pretends to be a Christian so he can land the part of Jesus in their annual Passion Play only to discover that the most important role of his life is far from Hollywood.
When my kids saw the image of the poster their first reaction was “Hey Mom, this is Ward!” You have to know that we are listening to Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to know who Ward is. But yes the main actor that plays Gavin Stone in this movie is indeed Brett Dalton.
The movie start a bit differently that most movies out there. It was a bit confusing at first but the story unfold itself before you as you watch it. It is slow to start we have found but with time you can see that the actors are getting more comfortable with each other.
Gavin Stone has hit rock bottom and he is required to do some community time at a church in his hometown. At first he doesn’t want to but realizing that his only option would be to stay in prison he reluctantly agrees to the deal. He will also have to stay with his father with whom he has cut the communication for such a long time.
While starting to do his hours at a church in town, he realizes that they are putting a play. He expresses a desire to be part of it seeing that he has experience – going to the point that he will “fake” being a Christian. However, what he has not realized is that slowly but surely he will realize that these people are authentic. He will discover what it is to live as a Christian with his interactions of a variety of characters. After meeting the lady in charge of the play, he expresses a desire to get to know her better. At first she is hesitant in opening up to him but eventually a spark seems to melt her resistance. However, when it is almost time for the play to be on stage, Gavin Stone received a phone call that will change everything. Will it be for the better or for the worse? I won’t tell you because then I would give away the best part of the movie.
Watching this movie was relaxing. My husband and I started to watch it on Good Friday when our boys were at a youth rally in town. We enjoyed it and thought that our kids could also watch it. So as I am writing this, my three boys and my girl are watchin the Resurrection of Gavin Stone together in the living room. They laughed a few times so far too. The movie is a faith-based movie so you will have references from the bible and the play is based on the life of Christ. Seeing the play was also inspiring I find because it was a great way to visualize the life of Christ.
The movie is rated PG and anyone in your family could watch it. You can rest assure that there will be no sex, no nudity, no violence, and no profanity either.
If you are looking for a family movie that will be inspirational, I think this movie should be one to consider. However, do not expect bit production like the movies released in theaters that had an enormous budget. Keep in mind that this movie was made with a budget of 2,000,000$ and was filmed in 20 days. The movie is about 92 minutes long.
The Resurrection of Gavin Stone will be out in DVD soon so watch the DVD aisle at your favorite store. You can also pre-order it on amazon.ca and amazon.com.
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