Reviewed by: Darlene Pringle
|1 hr. 43 min.
|Year of Release:
August 19, 2007 (DVD: January 15, 2008)
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|Lisa Pepper, Abigail Mason, Soren Fulton, Danielle Chuchran, Elliott Gould, See all »
Michael Landon Jr.
|Brian Bird, Robert Gros, Michael Landon Jr., Eric Weiler
a film based on the novel “The Redemption of Sarah Cain” by Christian fiction author Beverly Lewis
Synopsis: “When Sarah Cain (LISA PEPPER), a self-involved big-city newspaper columnist, travels to Pennsylvania for the funeral of her Amish sister, she soon discovers that she is the legal guardian of her five Amish nieces and nephews. Rather than move to Lancaster County to raise them there herself, or let them be separated by the foster care system, Sarah decides to take them back to Portland where she believes she can make a new life for them. However, she soon realizes that the modern world is forcing them to compromise who they are, and that she has moved them there for her own selfish reasons—a secret for which her editor (ELLIOTT GOULD) pours fuel on the fire. But when her niece Lyddie (ABIGAIL MASON) discovers her secret, Sarah must make a choice between her own ambition and her love of the children. And in doing the right thing, she finds her redemption.”
“Saving Sarah Cain” is a vivid exploration of a young, confident, worldly, syndicated columnist awaiting her career to flourish when she finds herself with writer’s block. She clings to her career, in search of happiness and success, when she suddenly finds herself in a shocking predicament.
While viewing this wonderful film, it becomes apparent that what we most often search for in life is established in our own hearts. This well-performed motion picture explores the results of loss, anger, hurt, unforgiveness, hope and love.
In my opinion, the overall quality of the screenplay surpasses most in the secular world. The film’s heartfelt quality is underlaid by a vivid understanding of what life, in fact, entails.
Supporting actress (Lyddie) Abigail Mason plays a strong, sensitive 16 year old, who stands up for her belief in the Amish community and her promise to her mother and God. She is wonderful in the part!
Danielle Chuchran (Anna Mae) plays her soft-spoken, sweet, shy sister who is fighting the world’s temptations. What a wonderful young actress!
Actor Tanner Maguire (Josiatt) plays a darling young man who loves nature and exudes his love in specific scenes, leading to a tearful understanding of what separation from the world means. He remains a faithful follower of God.
Bailee Madison (Hannah) plays an adorable, contagious angelic sister who continues to help everyone and has an astonishing amount of child-like faith. She is a work of art.
Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted (Luke 14:11).
This film has a plethora of great messages and spiritual understanding. It left me feeling the depths of a heart of commitment, not compromising to temptation, with balance and belief in life—encouraging me to step back and review my own life. It is my personal prayer that whoever sees this movie will become a new and better person through it.
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