Lauren and Mikaela--identical twins living on opposite coasts--blog about the story of life and their adventures in faith.

11.24.2009

Courageous

Have you heard the news?


If you're not excited yet, let me remind you that Fireproof, Sherwood's most recent film, was 2008's highest grossing independent film (it made $33,063,487 on a budget of $500,000) beating out such Oscar winners as Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Slumdog Millionaire, and Milk. The excellent article "From 'Fireproof' to Fatherhood" by Bob Smithouser on Focus on the Family's Plugged In gives the "inside scoop" on this forthcoming movie to be made on the shoestring-to-Hollywood-but-astronomical-to-Sherwood budget of $2.5 million:

"Dads are important. And there are right and wrong ways to be one. That message was communicated loud and clear over the weekend by two sets of filmmakers, one in Hollywood, Calif., the other in Albany, Ga. And yet their projects couldn’t be more different.

"The hot new disaster flick, 2012, depicts the end of the world in eye-poppingly cataclysmic fashion, aided by a huge budget and gaudy special effects. It also alludes to the devastation wreaked on families when dads aren’t present in the home, become disengaged, or model poor character. The protagonist, played by John Cusack, is estranged from his wife and two young children. But by the end of the film, he heroically reconnects with them, regaining their respect while rescuing them from more than just Armageddon.

"He’s not the only onscreen patriarch in need of redemption here. Minor characters, aware that the end is near, try to make peace with their kids long-distance or find themselves making supreme sacrifices. What 2012 fails to explore, however, is why those flawed fathers fell from grace in the first place, or what practical steps a man can take to avoid or repair damaged relationships at home.

"That’s where Sherwood Pictures comes in."

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Now I'd say that is courageous!



Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!

6 comments:

  1. We bought that movie about 2 months ago, and we have yet to watch it.

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  2. Very cool - even if it isn't Robin Hood...lol. I look forward to seeing it! :)

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  3. Hey There!!
    You visited our blog about Veteran's Day...thought we'd pay you a visit, too. Your blog is wonderful.
    We did a cross-country trip back in Apr/May...all the way to Lynden, WA. It was incredible!!
    Anyway, thanks for visiting us and thanks for your blog also!!
    God Bless!
    Tracy Graves for the Graves family

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  4. Tyler--two words: WATCH IT. You will be challenged, moved, and entertained.
    And Sarah, I'm glad you're taking this momentous announcement seriously. Finally. ;-)

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  5. Yay, another Sherwood film! Thanks for helping to spread the good news. : )
    I hope you and your family have a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

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  6. Tracy--great to "see you" on our blog! Thanks for the visit! I can't remember where you live, but WA is beautiful! Of course, I'm not prejudiced at all! (-:

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