Review and Giveaway: Abel’s Field
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New family film! Read on and leave a comment to enter for a chance to win your own copy.
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.
This fast paced film draws you in quickly and keeps you cheering for Seth to make the right choices even while you ache alongside him for the enormity of the struggles life throws at him. The cast is full of dynamic actors and Seth’s younger sisters are adorable. As a family we appreciated the message that despite difficult times you need to make the right choices. People will die, money will fall short, and the wrong choice sometimes seems like the only one, but there is always hope to be found in others and in God.
We enjoyed this film with our whole family and although some of them prefer movies with more humor, they all kept interested in the ever evolving story line. I did feel that at times they were trying to pack in too much action and had to leave out some scenes or information that would have given the film a little more cohesion. We still understood what was going on, but sometimes we were left to fill in the gaps, or finish piecing it together at the end. Especially the character of Abel. He had a dark secretive past that you don’t fully understand until he writes a letter at the very end, and even then I felt I knew barely enough.
There are some fistfights and some intense moments, but nothing we found overwhelming. The only somewhat suggestive scene involves a convenience store clerk and Abel. She makes joking references to having to stop meeting like this and not letting her husband find out, but the conversation is limited on his part and the interaction brief.
Loved having a film that we could enjoy with pizza and have some conversation based on as well. Entertaining, a little heart wrenching, and lots of character building from seeing it.
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