Saturday, August 19, 2017

All Saints

All SaintsAbout the Movie

A great story with a biblical message, All Saints is an encouragement and challenge to believe boldly, love unconditionally and give selflessly. The film is based on the inspiring true story of salesman–turned–pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all. Also starring Cara Buono and Barry Corbin. Look for it in theaters this fall!

Our Thoughts

We recently had the privilege to preview the upcoming movie All Saints via an online connection.   One evening we sat down with our children in order to watch the movie.   We enjoy watching movies based on true story and if you are like us I think you will like All Saints.

The story is about a man who has left the world of sales to become a pastor.   He and his family move in a tiny church – All Saints – but the goal of his superiors is to sell the land before moving him to another church.   However, through certain encounters, he decides to turn the land of the church into a farm in order to save it.   However, circumstances will put road blocks on his way and challenges will make things hard for him to do so.   I will not go into details on what happens in the movie but I thought it was interesting to see how the church came together in order to create this farm.

Though John Corbett (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) is amazing in his role of Rev. Michael Spurlock, I think my favorite character was  Forrest played by Barry Corbin.  Not only his comments brought laughter but his whole personality is present throughout the movie.  

One thing we had found while watching this movie is that there are times when the flow of the movie slows down quite a bit and it seems as though it drags.  But then something happen and the flow goes back to normal.   I find that a lot of faith based movie are like this and it is a bit disappointing.   It would be great if all faith based movies would have a consistency on the story line and that down part could be sped up a bit.

Nevertheless this is a great family movie to watch.   It presents how a church can be welcoming to refugees and how you can find solutions to ordeals where you least expect them to be.  

What does the Bible says about refugees?

Read the article of the real Rev. Michael Spurlock on how welcoming refugees saved his dying church.

Are you curious about All Saints?  You can watch the trailer here.

Numerous resources are available for All Saints on the website including a discussion guide.

All Saints Opening Theatres (August 25th & advance showings August 24th).   It would make a great date night movie for adults, a great time at the movie for families, as well as a great church event if you want to organize a movie night for your congregation.  Below you will find where in Canada the movie will be showed.  This list was updated on August 15th.   I have highlighted in red where the movie will be shown in my area.

Galaxy 12 Barrie
Silvercity 12 Burlington
Silvercity Stony Creek Hamilton
Galaxy 10 Waterloo
Cineplex Odeon Westmount 11 London + VIP
Silvercity Gloucester + IMAX
Cineplex Cinemas Vaughan IMAX + AVX
Silvercity 16 Brampton
Queensway 20 AVX + VIP Etobicoke
Cineplex Odeon Winston Churchill Cinemas Oakville
Landmark 10 Pen Centre St. Catharines
Landmark 24 Whitby
Devonshire Mall 12 Windsor
Eglinton Towne Centre Scarborough

Silvercity 14 Polo Park + IMAX Winnipeg

Scotiabank Saskatoon

Scotiabank Theatre Chinook 16 + IMAX Calgary
Landmark 16 Country Hills Calgary
South Edmonton Commons 16
North Edmonton 14 Cinemas
Galaxy 11 Red Deer

British Columbia
Cineplex Cinemas Abbotsford & VIP
Cineplex Cinemas Langley + IMAX
Silvercity Coquitlam

Nova Scotia
Scotiabank Theatre Halifax + IMAX

Cineplex Cinemas Charlottetown

Disclaimer: The link to the movie has been provided courtesy of Sony Canada and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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