Wednesday, March 16, 2011

THE MOST DVD Movie Review

I was sent a DVD copy of a faith-based and very touching story called The Most. I had only read the email that was sent to me, and was not prepared to watch a movie that was 99.9% in another language. I think there were about two English words.

We sat the kids down (and by now, they are accustomed to being reminded that they are participating in a review - and they are so very willing to participate), they, too, were surprised that the movie was in another language. It was only 33 minutes long, so I told them to watch and pay attention, because even if they cannot understand the verbatim, they will be able to understand the plot if they pay close attention.

From the email:

33-minute short film directed by Bobby Garabedian
MOST, the Czech word for "The Bridge," is a fitting title 
for this 21st-century parable about a loving father, his 
young son, and the fateful day when they attempt to head off 
an impending rail disaster. Hundreds of passengers aboard an 
oncoming steam train are completely unaware of the danger 
that looms as they head toward an open drawbridge. As a 
desperate young woman witnesses an act of mercy beyond 
imagination, her life is changed forever—as are the lives 
of all who see this film. Both heart wrenching and glorious, 
MOST vividly portrays the greatest offering of love, sacrifice, 
hope, and forgiveness known to man.

Can you see why I wanted to review it? The fact that the movie was in Czech (I think..LOL) took nothing away from the story line. My four oldest children completely understood the movie and we became involved in several different conversations after watching it, ranging from why choices were made and how the choices changed everything in the character's lives to how things would have been different if other choices were made and what they would have done if they were the main character (the father). I love the thoughts, theories and ideas that this movie provoked in my children's minds.

We loved the movie so much (and because it was so short), we actually watched it twice in a row! Due to the language barrier and the fact that the movie was so awesome, it was definitely better the second time around.

We also watched the making of the movie, which is also on the DVD. This movie was produced so well, despite many different obstacles, including lack of a budget and leading characters!

The Most will move your heart...and if you have the tendency to cry during movies, be sure to put that package of tissues right next to you, because there is no doubt in my mind that you will need it!

I received a DVD copy of The Most for my review - I did not receive compensation.

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