Sometimes there are movies that impact you. They make you stop and think and make you better because of it. This happens rarely these days, I know, but I just watched Abel's Field and I have to say, it's one of those movies.
The story follows a 17-year-old high school senior named Seth. His mother has died and his father has abandoned the family. As sad as that is, Seth also has taken on the care of his twin seven-year-old sisters. He works two jobs as well as goes to high school full-time. He feels that God has abandoned him and that he has to do it all on his own. On top of all of this, he continues to have run-ins with the football team where he comes out on the bottom.
It's after one such incident with the team that he is assigned to work with Abel, the school's handyman. Abel has a hard life of his own, but he's quiet about his past and they are two lonely people trying to just make it through each day.
I thought the actors did an incredible job of portraying the characters. The story-line drew me in. I was hurting for Seth and the huge burden he had throughout the movie. It is the type of movie that makes you want to help, to change something, to not be complacent. It makes you really think about how you treat others. It's a movie that helps you become a better person.
I also found the behind the scenes extra just as interesting. The entire movie was filmed in a small town in Texas. The actors were also interviewed and gave some great insight in to the characters and the movie.
I would recommend Abel's Field wholeheartedly. I plan to sit and watch it with my boys, ages 9-16, this weekend.
If you'd like to win a copy for yourself, please just leave a comment below telling me the name of one of your favorite dramas. For an extra chance, go to the Abel's Field Facebook page and "like" it. I will draw a winner on February 1, 2013.
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