I am so excited to be sharing with you about a wonderful story called, Little Boy, from the Christian entertainment company FishFlix. This is our second opportunity to do a movie review for FishFlix and were are thrilled!
"Do you believe you can do this?"
The Corporal Works of Mercy
Miracles do happen!
"It takes courage to believe."
What we Thought.....
Michael, Therese, and I watched the film together one early morning before we settled down to do schoolwork. My kids are 10 and 12 and the movie very acceptable for their ages. The film is rated PG-13. We really enjoyed the story. The love and devotion between the son and father was great to see. The family relationship and the strength of families was a nice change to see. Too often in movies and television shows today, family is put down or parents are made to look like idiots.
My kids were very excited to see Catholic priests and sisters in the movie. They got even more excited when Pepper was given prayers to say in Latin for penance for doing a not so nice thing to Mr. Hashimoto. My kids immediately recognized the Hail Mary in Latin. I always like when they can see their face portrayed in media. I was pleasantly surprised to see the Catholic faith displayed and loved how faith in God was presented. I love how Father Crispen and Father Oliver use the parable of the mustard seed to encourage the little boy's faith. The smallest thing can be the mightiest or move mountains.
Please be aware that the movie does deal with a few sensitive topics like war, prejudice, bullying, and dying. Other topics the movie deals with are faith, love, devotion, sacrifice, courage, strength, family and friendship.
"Faith won't work if you have even the slightest bit of doubt."
The movie encourage viewers to learn and focus on what is more important in life. We should look and find the talents and abilities God has given us. We should then use those talents given to us by God to help others. We should figure out who we are and what we can accomplish with the help of God's strength and grace!
I would highly recommend this movie to anyone. It is a charming tale of love, family, faith, and perseverance. My kids give it two thumbs up!
I will warn you that you should have some tissues near by. You will shed a few tears...I won't spoil it for you. You'll just have to watch the movie for yourselves.....which I HIGHLY, VERY HIGHLY recommend.
Be sure to check out the other reviews for different movies from FishFlix. Just click on the graphic below and off you go.