Reviewed by: Brian C. Johnson
Blindness in the Bible
Why does God allow innocent people to suffer? Answer
What about the issue of suffering? Doesn’t this prove that there is no God and that we are on our own? Answer
Does God feel our pain? Answer
ORIGIN OF BAD—How did bad things come about? Answer
Did God make the world the way it is now? What kind of world would you create? Answer
How can we know there’s a God? Answer
What if the cosmos is all that there is? Answer
If God made everything, who made God? Answer
Are you good enough to get to Heaven? Answer
|Featuring||Kenny Alfonso (Dr. Hampton), Caroline Bentley (Lynn), Randall Bentley (Solomon White), Eric Bradley (Harvard Man), Chris Burns (Waiter / Apparition), Chrissy Chambers (College Girl #2), Deborah Childs (Barbara), Annie Cook (Nurse), Kay Copeland (Cindee), Jeremy Harrison (Craig Parker), Megan Hayes (Anna), Blair Jasin (Cody), Susanna Lewis (Candice), Melissa Ponzio (Dr. Leinman), Robert Pralgo (Cornell Recruiter), Leah Sims (Wren Woods), Keith Sistrunk (Recruiter #3), Taylor St. Clair (Mrs. Buck), Kathie Swenn (Karen White), Leandra Terrazzano (Girl #1), Stacey Turner (Valerie), Slaton Waldo (Coach Myhand), Donna Wong (Jennifer)|
|Producer||Spyplane Films, Adam Callner, Donnie Coe, Pam Copeland, Andrew Grein, Kenneth Horstmann, Wayne Morgan, Robin Thornton, Jamie Vosseller, Casey Wallace, George Wallace|
|Distributor||Provident Films (Sony)|
“It’s all how you look at it.”
Sometimes in life, things happen that seemingly flip your world upside down! For high school senior Solomon White (Randall Bentley), this could never be more true when a head injury causes his vision to be flipped; he is only able to see images upside down. With college scouts vying for his attention, an ex-girlfriend who won’t leave him alone, a sour relationship with his mother, and a teacher with very high expectations, Solomon feels his life spinning out of control.
“Upside” provides the viewer with the ultimate question, “What would you do?” Sadly, it offers little else. The film suffers from all the ills of most Christian films: bad acting, low budget, poor storytelling, and a general lack of umph.
Solomon is on a journey that most adolescents (and some adults) find themselves—trying to find a sense of self and a firm foundation upon which to build a future, but as we have come to know, there are no easy answers along the way.
During his search, Solomon does begin a relationship with Christ after he witnesses a miracle while attending church with a friend. He finds some clarity through prayer and a brave teacher who loses her job for sharing the gospel during school hours.
The central theme of the film can be summed up in a reading of Jeremiah 29:11,
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Violence: None / Profanity: None / Sex/Nudity: None
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