Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Find a Way (Movie Review)

Disclosure of material connection- I received a copy of the movie via Edify Media in exchange for my honest thoughts. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions stated are 100% my own. 

About the movie-

Inspired by a true story

Why do bad things happen to good people?

Finding faith can be difficult for many people on any given day. Imagine an ordinary Sunday morning. It's time to get redy for church and you go to wake your talented, loving, bright, beautiful son. Only, he won't wake up...every again. What happens to faith then?

This is how tragedy began for a Burlington, North Carolina family. Their son, Harry Cohen, was a high school senior- a genuinely inspirational young man, star football player, friend to all and a strong Christian. One morning he didn't wake up. The untimely death of an outstanding young person naturally brings up questions about faith and God's presence. How can God allow such a thing to happen? The event obviously has an immense effect on family, friends, and the community at large.

Things that previously seemed to be so important are put into perspective and we can gain an understanding as to what is truly important in life. Harry is gone from us, but he continues to inspire actions, words and deeds with a message of faith & hope. Find a Way will stand as a tribute to Harry Cohen and be a beacon of hope to anyone who has ever dealt with pain and heartache.

My thoughts-

Tragedy can strike when we least expect it and I think it is always more heartbreaking when a child or young person is the one to go. I lost a couple of classmates in high school and it is a huge overwhelming feeling at that age- feeling invincible and being brought back down from the clouds when something goes wrong with someone the same age as you. Find a Way shows how several different people and families deal with the grief of tragedy striking a well loved teen. It is all the more heartbreaking that it is based on a true story. The story beyond that is reconciliation of relationships within these sub-stories or in some cases making changes where necessary. I would recommend this movie to anyone who has ever lost someone and struggled with their faith. You are not alone.

Watch the trailer for Find a Way- http://youtu.be/CA606vV6ANM

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