Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Movie Review: To Save a Life

This is a Christian movie that deals with teen issues including suicide.

At one time Jake was best friends with Roger, who was hit by a car saving Jake. Roger is different from then on, walking with limp and unable to play sports. By high school, Roger is an outcast and Jake becomes a basketball star. By his senior year, Jake has everything going for him—he’s a basketball star with a college scholarship, a beer pong champion, and has a gorgeous girlfriend. But his life is turned upside down when Roger ends his life.

Jake starts to take a look at his life and gets involved with a church youth group. While he’s starting to get his life straightened out, everything seems to be falling apart around him. His dad is cheating on his mom, his girlfriend is pregnant and the cool kids are turning on him.
Jake has to chose which way he will go. Will he do the right thing or follow his original plans.

Although a movie with a message, this movie shows drinking, some sexual activity (nothing shows, it’s left to your imagination), and a four letter word or two.

The movie addresses important issues—suicide, teen pregnancy, indifference, drinking, bullying etc. The problem is that some of the movie is a bit preachy and that might be a turn off to some teens. Others may be able to identify with one or more of the characters. This movie could be shown in a youth group setting or a club such as FCA, FCS, Life Line, Campus Life or by families. It would be best shown in  a situation that allows for discussion.

You can find the movie website HERE
You can read a full review of the movie on Plugged In online

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