I have had the honor of working on the new theatrical release, BELIEVE. Because it’s a conflict of interest for me to work on the film and then write a review (at least in my own mind it is!) I have a guest reviewer on this one. 🙂 -Lori
Directed by: Billy Dickson
Release Date: December 2 2016
Reviewed by: Kim Hinnant
*In a small town going through tough economic times, business owner Matthew Peyton (Ryan O’Quinn) struggles between his desire for financial success and the responsibility of funding the annual Christmas pageant. Desperate business decisions ruin his popularity and angry employees seek their revenge. When Matthew meets Clarence (Isaac Ryan Brown), a joyful boy who believes in miracles, he must make a choice: do what’s best for himself or give faith a chance by opening his heart to help his community.
“Believe” is a movie that has made a conscientious decision not to pay homage to the commercialism that has become the face of Christmas present. It is the story of a man who is doing all the wrong things for all the right reasons. Though he remain unwavering in his convictions, the consequences of his choices continue to worsen. He seems to be in an impossible situation until he finally starts to see life through the eyes of a boy named CJ. The indomitable spirit of this child is centered around “believing in that which is not seen as though it were.” This movie provides the opportunity to escape the material mindset that often prevails at this time of year and focus on the precious things in life that are impossible to buy yet priceless to possess. “Believe” is exactly the kind of movie that I love to watch and its message is one hope through the redoubtable faith of a young boy. -Kim Hinnant