Wednesday, January 23, 2013
If you're looking for an uplifting family movie that will impact your life, Abel's Field is not the film for you.
While the premise is a good one, it failed to move me. There were parts where a character said, "You said.....(such and such)" and I was left scratching my head because I'd never heard the other character do what they'd said he'd done. Maybe it got left on the editing room floor.
One character, the clerk at the local convenience store, wears such low-cut shirts that I'm surprised she didn't have a wardrobe malfunction.
This could have had a bigger impact if more back story was shared.
It was also very slow moving.
Definitely not one that I'll watch again.
From the back cover:
Left motherless by tragedy and abandoned by his father, high school senior Seth McArdle is under enormous pressure to support his little sisters. At school, he endures the daily bullying from of the football team. When he fights back, he's singled out for punishment and assigned to an after-school work detail under the supervision of Abel, a reserved groundskeeper. Much to his surprise, Seth discovers that Abel may be the only one who truly understands his struggles. As dark times lure Seth towards desperate measures, the reluctant Abel may be the one person who can point him back to the light.
This was provided for review by FlyBy Promotions and they've also provided a copy to give away. Leave a comment below if you'd like to be entered into the drawing.