I saw this movie a while back and I jist wanted to know what anybody else thought about the movie. :-)
I thought it was pretty good
I totally loved it!! I had all my freinds watch it and ,my youth group used it as a witnessing tool. Totally changed somme lives!! (including mine) (:
i watched it, it was good.
i cried.. it was perfectly good!
eh lujwarm. no real gospel presentation. just a fluffed up positive movie not explicitly Christian as it has been labeled. not a horrible movie just lacking of a real gospel message. very shallow in any biblical sense.
I think it is a terrible movie, because of the scenes they put in it
well daniel, i can understand you.but, i also know, there ARE really good parts in it. about the boys who thought/think suicide, they were REALLY good. and i can know it because i know how it feels..but, at the other part, i understand you. i think, for example, it's not good putting sexual scenes in a movie that must be christian.
It was the best movie I have seen since the passion. Ive seen it change the lives of so many of my friends.It didnt have the gospel message but the situations they faced opened doors to me being able to share the gospel with my friends.
Normally I'm fairly cynical. I'm much more likely to tell you "the truth hurts" and then help you through it than any other peice of advice.I saw this movie, and it reminded of the times I'd rather say "The truth is God, and it's so awesome it hurts"
I loved that movie ! I could relate to it and I know it impacted my guy friend as well . Shows alot that God works in mysterious ways to open our eyes .
true, there were scenes i didnt like, but you have to keep the movie realistic, and theres a point where you take out so many questionable scenes its no longer realistic and no one wants to see it.
L.O.V.E.D it!! i cried.. the 2 times i watched it XD and my parents boought the movie and devotional that goes with it.. and im looking foreward to make a change in my new school this year in september!! =D (realyyyy encouraging =D)
My friend Thomas, his girlfriend accepted God thanks to this movie. I saw this movie and I thought it was a great movie. I even bought some copies for my friends
@corro13,a movie does not have to have disgusting scenes like this, described by Kids-in-mind.com:A teenage girl leads a teenage boy up a stairway and into a dark bedroom, where he removes his shirt, the two begin to kiss passionately, they lie down on a bed and it is implied that they have sex -- we see the girl pulling on her pants later and throwing a shirt at the teenage boy, who is seen lying shirtless in bed; the boy asks if she would like to "do it again."source: http://www.kids-in-mind.com/t/tosavealife.htmto me that is horrible and the worst way to get across that this couple was living sinfully before their conversion. it doesn't make any sense, and it's definitely not extra realistic, it's just terrible. do any of us need to see other christians in their sins before they convert, to understand how different they are before they convert? no, we should be ashamed of our sins and of our pasts, too ashamed to speak any details. and such a scene like this, where they don't simply 'act' like they kissing but they actually do, and they do so 'passionately' - that's disgusting. that's exercising lusts, for a camera.also please note that that website, Kids-in-mind.com, is a secular website, and they rated it a worse movie (morally) than many many secular movies.
That is the only scene I have a problem with. But he partying the drinking. If they didn't show that you wouldn't know how he changed. You would be able to see the full transformation in his life.I read an interview with the guy who wrote it (A youth pastor). He said that he thought a movie would be more affective than standing arougn the movie theater and witnessing. People that would go to see a movie might go to see To Save a Life.You know Flyleaf, Anberlin? They don't catagorazie themselves at Christian so that people that just like rock will listen to their music. Did the people who made the movie catagorize this movie has "Christian" or did we just do that ourselves.People that liek to watch movies about partying might go to see To Save a Life and they might accept Christ.But the sex scene- could have been done diferently.
@daniel, you seem to ignore the fact that i said there were scenes i didnt like, and the sex scene does kinda tie in with her getting pregnant.
i agree with Redema, the sex scene could have been done differently. that would be better. and yes, the rest of the film i liked very much. and i also think that the beerdrinking part just fit in the film. not because it's a good part, but it fits in the film because you can see how Jake changed.
This was a great movie for people who are not saved. It shows the consequences of actions and how obeying God's law can help you through such circumstances. If you just had a fluffed up Christian movie with every in long sleeves and girls wearing long dresses that went to church happy with flowers in their hair and everyone lives happily ever after, it really wouldn't attract anyone besides the pastor's kids.I give it 2 thumbs up
It was a great movie; I didn't like the swearing, drinking, sex, and the lack of a clear gospel message; BUT like some of you have said, most of that is merely to show how much he changed--and the sex scene kinda has to be in there to some extent, because she does get pregnant.I did enjoy the movie.