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A Fork in the Road

not reviewed
Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
Adults Teens
Romance Crime Comedy
Year of Release:
USA Release:
DVD: April 20, 2010
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Relevant Issues
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escaped convict

murder in the Bible


cheating husband—adultery



justice of God

Just One

How do I know what is right from wrong? Answer

Are we living in a moral Stone Age? Answer

Featuring Jaime King … April Rogers
Josh Cooke … Will Carson
Silas Weir Mitchell … Karl Rogers
Daniel Roebuck … Martin Cheeder
Rick Overton … Sheriff Thompson
William Russ … Detective Ross
Antonio Lecce … Patrolman
Kari Wuhrer … Deputy
Dillon Kouf … Fork Boy
Director Jim Kouf
Producer Shoreline Entertainment
C.R. Bartkowski … executive producer
Clark Bartkowski … executive producer
Paul F. Bernard … producer
Lynn Bigelow … co-producer
Alan Di Fiore … co-producer
Doug Healey … executive producer
James Scura … producer
Distributor Gravitas Ventures

“For every couple who has never killed each other.”

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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Will, an escaped convict, inadvertently takes refuge in a barn the same night the owners, April and Martin, get into a terrible fight. A gun shot goes off inside the house. April drags Martin’s body outside and discovers Will. He convinces her that he is not there to harm her but has witnessed the murder so they must cooperate or both go to prison. The two take out to dispose of the body only to find out he is not dead. The task of disposal turns into a kidnapping nightmare and, as the two try to navigate the turn of events, they find they must make some hard choices to keep from losing it all.”

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Positive—We were looking for a good, moral and entertaining movie… we found it in the movie “A Fork In The Road.” My daughter (18) loves mysteries, so I was looking for a movie with a little bit of suspense. I am very picky about the movies that I let come into my home through TV (I get the Sky Angel Network in my home and do not have cable), so I am glad to be able to add another good flick for us Christian viewers to watch.

The actors in this movie are somewhat well known and play their parts well. A convicted, but innocent, man gets a chance for freedom through a flat tire, while he is in the police car, which causes the car to turn over in a ditch by the road. Of course, getting free outside of the lawful boundaries is not looked upon as good, he was innocent and sentenced without really committing a crime. Although this is a mystery and does have a couple of murders in it, the murders were not intentional, and throughout the movie you are wondering who did it and why, which allows the suspense. Little by little the truth is revealed, and you want to see the innocent freed and the guilty brought to justice.

There is comedic relief throughout the movie, and the situations sometimes are slapstick in nature.

Sexual content: Is minimal, a man’s rear end is shown, but not in a sexual situation, and there are photos shown in the movie, but nothing, again, is shown, just inferred and inferred as really bad! A woman is shown in her bra and underwear, which looks more like a modest two-piece bathing suit, and she is never shown in this way in a sexual situation, and the scenes are brief. There is a scene of a man cheating on his wife, but it is shown as very bad, and there is no nudity shown and the scene is very brief.

By no means am I saying that this is a movie for children below the age of 17, depending on your criteria for your own family. I am sure that children have seen worse on the TV in their own homes.

Language: There is minimal profanity, and I believe it was all mild. Morality: The convict, although innocent, escapes from the law and his sentence of 15 years in jail. (Jesus is innocent, and He took our punishment.) The characters in this story are successful at covering up the unintentional murders and avoid the consequences of going through proving their innocence. (We must always be willing to trust God with the outcome of us “facing the music” in our lives.) One of the woman characters is faithful to her husband, even though he has been physically abusive to her. The convict shows compassion many times towards one of the perpetrators, not wanting him to die or be hungry.

Violence: There are two shootings, neither is shown, although the aftermath, blood on the floor and on her hands is shown. One man is shot and killed instantly through the door, another is shot in the stomach and later ends up being alive but accidentally kills himself by drowning. The dead bodies are shown in the movie, as the characters are trying to get rid of them. This is not a thriller, so nothing is grotesque or scary. They try and bury one body, but are unsuccessful, and the whole while all of this is looked at as bad.

All in all, this is a film worth watching and is very mild comparatively to what can be seen on TV these days. It is funny and has a lot of moral values, although some moral rules are broken.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Average / Moviemaking quality: 4½
Caryn, age 49 (USA)

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