Monday, February 20, 2012

Horrible Wonderful Movie

Happy President's Day! For our day off we thought it would be fun to go see a movie. There really isn't anything out in theaters right now that's very exciting for kids, so we searched the dollar theater's showings. We picked "The Muppets". I was pretty excited about it. We had wanted to see it when it came out, but never got around to it. When we got to the mall, that movie and several other kid-friendly options were totally sold out! It was super crowded! I don't know why I didn't think ahead that everybody had the day off school and the movies would be overflowing....

So we headed back home and just hung out until dinner. We had a BBQ with the Beeson's for Porter's birthday and gathered at my parents' house to watch the movie "Courageous". I hadn't heard of it before, but that's probably because it wasn't ever in theatres, it just came straight out on dvd.

Holy cow! It was horribly wonderful! I describe it that way because it's a huge tear jerker, but with a wonderful message and storyline. I don't know quite how to describe it, so I'll let the "back of the box" describe it for me. Everyone should definitely see this movie. Definitely. It will make you want to be a better person.

Honor Begins at Home

Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, David Thomson, and Shane Fuller are confident and focused. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood.

While they consistently give their best on the job, good enough seems to be all they can muster as dads. But they're quickly discovering that their standard is missing the mark.

When tragedy hits home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Can a newfound urgency help these dads draw closer to God ... and to their children?

Filled with action-packed police drama, COURAGEOUS is the fourth film from Sherwood Pictures, the moviemaking ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. Viewers will once again find themselves laughing, crying, and cheering as they are challenged and inspired by everyday heroes who long to be the kinds of dads that make a lifelong impact on their children.

Protecting the streets is second nature to these men. Raising their children in a God-honoring way? That's courageous.

As I was google searching to find the description, I discovered this movie is made by the same people who made the movie "Fireproof", a story tying the fireman's motto "never leave your partner behind" into the every dealings in a marriage. I remember hearing about that one, but I never saw it. Now I'm definitely going to.


katy hanchett said...

This movie came out in theaters but only in a few. That's how heard about it from a neighbor who saw it over halloween. They said it was good so we rented it and we couldn't finish it bc it was too sad and it WAY too close to home. :)

Kaylani Austin said...

We actually saw "Courageous" in the theater :) We loved it too!