Saturday, January 26, 2013

Review & Giveaway: Abel's Field

We enjoy having a family movie night at our house, so I'm always on the lookout for some good, family-friendly movies. When I got the chance to review "Abel's Field," I couldn't wait to get the DVD in my mailbox!

About Abel's Field
Left motherless by tragedy and abandoned by his father, high school senior Seth McArdle (Samuel Davis) faces enormous pressure as he strives to support his little sisters. At school, he endures the daily bullying of the football team. But fighting back only finds him singled out for punishment and assigned to an after-school work detail under the supervision of the reserved groundskeeper, Abel (SOUL SURFER’S Kevin Sorbo). Much to his surprise, Seth discovers that Abel may be the only one who truly understands his struggles. As dark times lure Seth toward desperate measures, the reluctant Abel may be the one person who can point him back toward the light.
The movie touched on a bunch of current issues: kids acting as the head of a family because the parents aren't around, bullying, peer pressure, and letting others minister to us when things get tough. I liked the fact that the main character in the movie was faced with some tough situations, situations that drove him to desperation, but he realized that he wasn't on the right road, and made changes. 

The movie was very family-friendly in that it did not have profanity, sex scenes or bloody violence. There were a few scenes of bullying where some punches are thrown, but the movie doesn't dwell on that with close camera shots and all that. You see the first punch thrown, you see the crowd gathered around, cheering on the bully, and then, in the next scene, Seth has some bruises that tell the rest of the story. 

We enjoyed this movie, and would recommend it for others looking for a good movie to watch on a Saturday night with the kids -- probably 6th grade and up would enjoy this movie the most. 

You can read more Abel's Field on Facebook or their website  (both their website and Facebook have movie trailers you can watch) or follow them on Twitter

I'm giving away a free copy of the DVD - enter via the Rafflecopter form below by Monday, February 4th, and you may be the winner of your own copy of Abel's Field. Limit one entry per person per day, age 13 and up. The prize can be shipped internationally, so even friends abroad can enter this one!

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  1. I would like that it's a clean, Christian movie that I can watch with the entire family.

  2. I like that it is a family movie
    Diane baum

  3. I love that this movie can be viewed by every member of my family.
    That it teaches about challenges and how they can be overcome.


  4. LOVE that it is for the whole family :)

    ktgonyea at

  5. I like that it sounds like a good old fashioned story (like the Waltons).

  6. I love movies that we can watch as a family and that touch your heart.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com