Christian Review Magazine Issue 3 - March 2015 - Page 20

MOVIE REVIEW E veryone is searching for the meaning of life. Young and old, rich and poor, all of us precious souls all moving in different directions, some of us hurting, some hoping, and others questioning. But all of us are trying to find peace, truth, hope, and love. The question is, how many of us truly find any of this? Do You Believe? is the latest movie from Pureflix, the same production company that bought us last year’s surprise hit, God’s Not Dead. And like God’s Not Dead, Do You Believe? Title: DO YOU BELIEVE? Rating: Starring: Ted McGinley, Mira Sorvino, Andrea Logan White, Le Majors, Sean Astin, Cybil Shepherd, Alexa PenaVega Written by: Chuck Konzelman, Carey Solomon Directed by: Jonathan M. Gunn Genre: Drama Running Time: tackles some heavy issues with great sensitivity and grace. The story of Do You Believe? centers around the lives of a dozen or so people and how they are each challenged and inspired by The Cross of Christ - a Pastor and his wife, a pregnant teenage girl, a gang member and his brother, a nurse, a paramedic, an ex soldier, a homeless mother and daughter, a kindly man, a suicidal young woman, a doctor, and a lawyer. And the movie beautifully shows how each of these lives are interconnected by the hand of God in one way or another. 115 minutes MPAA Rating: PG-13 Production Company: 10 West Studios, Pure Flix Entertainment, Toy Gun Films Reviewed by: Christian St John Release Date: March 20, 2015 : Theaters 20 > CHRISTIAN REVIEW MAGAZINE Do You Believe? is made up of a series of seemingly random vignettes that come together in the end to tell a bigger story - think Crash, Magnolia, and the like. And while many of these movies end up being messy, convoluted, and disjointed affairs, Do You Believe? works well, masterfully weaving the stories together to create a pretty unique Christian cinematic experience - this is first time I have seen this type of movie structure used so well in a Christian film. In the acting department, Do You Believe? features an all star cast - Ted McGinley (Redeemed), Mira Sorvino (Trade of