Need something to do next weekend? You've got to watch this movie. I love a good clean movie. This is it. It's full of real life drama. You know what I mean... bullies, mortgages, grocery shopping, secrets, abandonment, family tension, bad friends, you name it. This high school senior is really facing troubles. It's also full of responsibility, determination, respect, and sibling love.
After yet another fight with the popular high school quarterback, Seth ends up in a different kind of detention at the command of the football coach. He's sent to help Abel, the janitor, dig up the football field and fix the sprinkler system. Big job. Abel's not a mechanical kind of guy, so it takes awhile, a long while. Abel's got secrets of his own. He's a brooding man who doesn't talk much. As the plot progresses, questions stirred in my mind about why he was so sulky and introverted.
This movie had so many layers. There were two main characters and both stories were told concurrently. The depth was refreshing. Watching each man struggle with himself and his situation, interact with each other and with God, and come to conclusions was good, real good. ~smile~
Ultimately, Christ was honored. The producer didn't shy away from the name of Jesus. That's why I consider this a must-see movie. It's coming out January 22nd.
About Abel's Field
"Left motherless by tragedy and abandoned by his father, high school senior Seth McArdle (Samuel Davis) faces enormous pressure as he strives to support his little sisters. At school, he endures the daily bullying of the football team. But fighting back only finds him singled out for punishment and assigned to an after-school work detail under the supervision of the reserved groundskeeper, Abel (SOUL SURFER’S Kevin Sorbo). Much to his surprise, Seth discovers that Abel may be the only one who truly understands his struggles. As dark times lure Seth toward desperate measures, the reluctant Abel may be the one person who can point him back toward the light."Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."