Where is God during times of sorrow and tragedy? Sometimes that’s a question we ask when we are going through challenging times. Sometimes when tragedy hits, it shakes our faith in God and we sometimes forget to continue to trust in Him during challenges. This movie “Unstoppable” takes on these questions and I had the opportunity to receive a copy to review.
Inspired by the death of Cameron’s close friend who succumbed to cancer at the age of 15, Kirk Cameron takes viewers on an inspiring and hope-filled visual journey to better understand the biggest doubt-raising question in faith: “Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering?”
Going back to the beginning—literally—Kirk investigates the origins of good and evil and how they impact our lives … and our eternities. UNSTOPPABLE will prompt audiences to consider the role that pain and suffering has in our lives, as they affirm their personal views on faith, and encourage conversation starters about God, suffering, and hope.
In theaters for only two weeknights (Sept 24th and Oct 3th, 2013), UNSTOPPABLE: A Live Event with Kirk Cameron sold a staggering 260,000 tickets and reached a theatrical gross of over $3.2 million dollars. In just two nights this independent project sent a loud message – audiences want thought-provoking and meaningful entertainment.
Kirk Cameron is best known for his memorable role as “Mike Seaver,” a cultural icon of the 80’s, with his mullet hairstyle, cool glasses, and wisecracking comebacks. More recently he enjoyed much success with the No. 1 grossing inspirational film of 2008, Fireproof, and his recent documentary, Monumental. Kirk and his wife, Chelsea, were on-screen sweethearts during their Growing Pains years and are the founders of Camp Firefly, where terminally and seriously ill children and their families are provided an all-expense paid retreat (www.CampFirefly.com). Together, Kirk and Chelsea live in California with their six children.
Provident Films, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, produces, markets, and distributes faith-based films. The company is part of Nashville-based Provident Music Group, which has been one of the world’s leading Christian entertainment companies for more than three decades. Films from the company have included Courageous, October Baby, Fireproof, and Facing the Giants. More info is available on their website, ProvidentFilms.org.
This movie was moving and really made me think about where God is during difficult challenges and tragedy’s. The movie follows the story of Kirk’s friends, who lost their son to cancer. Kirk Cameron is a family friend and the film follows him from when he found out to after the funeral. Throughout, he discusses where God is during times of sorrow and traces everything back to the beginning.
The movie was also very visually appealing. Some of the photography and scenes were breathtaking and was a great reminder of God’s creation of nature. It’s a very artsy film with a solid message of trusting in God during times of difficulty and struggle. Sometimes we all wonder why God allows tragedy and bad things to happen to good people and Kirk Cameron really explains things well.
Only one part I had some difficulty with. The reenactment of Adam and Even stretched a bit too long for my tastes and the scene of Cain and Abel and the violence associated with it seemed out of place with the rest of the movie. However, I would still recommend this movie to anyone. It’s a family friendly documentary and I would suggest watching it with your children.
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