Don't you just love to see a jerk get turned around? Ring the Bell is one of those movies. Rob Decker is a big city sports agent who has built an empire for himself on the backs of talented sports players. He's ruthless, slick, and pretty obnoxious. Fortunately, he has a secretary who's not afraid to stand up to him. In Ring the Bell, Decker finds himself stranded in a pretty little town that is Maybury perfect.
The mechanic assures him that he can walk from one end of town to the other in fifteen minutes; so, having no other choice, that's exactly what he does throughout the movie. I found it amusing to see this dressed to the nines fast paced fellow slowed down to a comparative snail's pace. Sometimes slowing down is exactly what we need to think.
The townspeople are warm, friendly, sometimes funny, encouraging and overtly Christian. In fact, this movie has the clearest, most direct, presentation of the gospel of Jesus Christ that I've ever seen in a movie. There is no dancing around the J word. I really liked that.
So, will it be a movie to show to unsaved friends and family? Yes, I think so, especially if they're music or baseball fans. Casting Crowns provides terrific music. The baseball scenes show some amazing pitching as well as featuring prominent, real life stars.This is a really good movie. We'll watch it again.
Name dropping: "Ring the Bell features a host of well-known Christian music artists, such as Mark Hall along with his band Casting Crowns, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Matthew West, all who play a role in this inspirational drama. Several former and current Major League Baseball all-stars are also featured in the film: ESPN analysts John Kruk and Rick Sutcliffe (a former Cy Young Award winner), along with Ben Zobris."
"This family-friendly movie was produced by Mark Miller, Beach Street Records' founder and Casting Crowns’ producer. Miller, who is also the lead singer and founder of country music group Sawyer Brown, co-wrote the script with Thomas Weber and Weber directed the production."
Ring the Bell is available on DVD for only $19.99
DVD Special Features:The Heart of "Ring the Bell", Casting Crowns “The Well” Music Video , On Set with Casting Crowns, Famous Faces , A Very Special Movie, Ringing the Bell, The Artists and Music of "Ring The Bell"
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