Just in time for Veteran’s Day! I had the honor of getting a copy of Faith of our Fathers to review with my family and wanted to share this DVD with you all! If you aren’t familiar with this movie, this is what it is about!
About the movie:
John Paul and Wayne are two young men in search of their fathers. Problem is…their fathers have been dead for 25 years. Eddie and Steven are two young men in search of their sons…whom they’ve never met. In 1969, Eddie and Steven are with their squad deep in the jungle of Vietnam on a five-day mission to retrieve fallen comrades. They write letters to their wives, often mentioning their love for their sons, one, who is an infant and one yet to be born. In 1994, John Paul and Wayne go on a five day road trip to the Vietnam Wall in Washington DC to see their fathers’ names. Along the way, reading those letters, they begin to get an understanding of who their fathers were and how they died. Trials and mishaps, both funny and sad, complicate the road trip for the boys. The horrors of war and the testing of faith manifest themselves for the young men in Vietnam. Ultimately, in parallel stories – 25 years apart – the fathers and sons are bound together forever.
Runtime: 96 minutes
Rating: PG-13 (for brief war violence)
Starring: Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Downes, David A.R. White, Rebecca St. James, Si Robertson, Candace Cameron Bure, Scott Whyte, and Sean McGowan.
Special Features of the DVD:
-The Heart of Faith of Our Fathers
-Honoring Father’s Day
-Commemorating Memorial Day
-Si Robertson Interview
-Stephen Baldwin Interview
See the Official Trailer here.
This is more of a general family opinion of the movie:
My 18 year old son: Wow, Mom, this movie really makes you think. It made me thankful for all that the Veterans have done for us and our Country.
My 22 year old daughter, who has special needs: I really don’t like war. This movie makes me kind of sad.
My 9 year old daughter: Daddy is a Veteran isn’t he? (This opened up a lot of questions about her father’s service to our country. He is a veteran and we were fascinated by her questions!)
My husband: a man of few words, “I enjoyed the movie, you knew I would”
Me: This movie was a time for our family to get together and watch something meaningful. It is faith friendly, but I think everyone could get something out of this movie. It does have some brief war violence that could be scary to children or possibly affect someone with PTSD or a similar diagnosis.
I am giving away a copy of this DVD! YAY! It’s so easy to enter. There are no pages to like (I would love for you to follow my facebook page, but it is NOT required. I just want to give you an opportunity to share this video with your family or friends, or just yourself.
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