Monday, 30 January 2012

Do What's Right

We (the authors) have decided that for the next few weeks will be posting different reviews on movies, books, blogs, websites, etc, or we will be posting on why we love being homeschooled - which would also be a review =}

As I thought about what I wanted to give a review on, the first thing that came to mind was a movie that impacted my life.  I kept trying to think of other things to write about, but this one kept coming back so it must be the one God wants me to write!

I have never written a review before so hopefully you'll enjoy this.  (I'm apologize ahead of time if you find it  boring.) we go.

The following is a dialog between the main character and his father.

Caleb - "The issue is, how do you know when a babies life first begins?"

Mr. Hogan - "That's not a biology question you know?"

Caleb - "No, actually I didn't know that."

Mr. Hogan - "No, biology has nothing to do with it.  In fact it is so simple a ten year old can understand it.  He doesn't know the first thing about biology.     Pick a time when you know the baby is alive. Just pick any time when you know the baby is alive."

Caleb - "The day he is born."

Mr. Hogan - "Allright, what about the day before that? Is the baby alive the day before that?"

Caleb - "Of course."

Mr. Hogan - "And how about the day before that?"

Caleb - "Sure."

Mr. Hogan - "Okay then, there you have it."

Caleb - "What do you mean?"

Mr. Hogan - "Life doesn't begin incrementally. It''s not like the baby is any more alive today then he was the day before.  It's ah... it's radical.  It's an event.  And it only happens once in a humans existence."

Caleb - "At conception!"

Mr. Hogan - "No other explanation makes sense. And it is so simple anyone can understand it."

Caleb - "But why don't they get it?"

Mr. Hogan - "It's not that people don't get it. They don't want to hear it...."

Have you guessed what the movie is yet?  drum roll .................................................

"Come What May", a film production put out by Advent Film Group, and filmed on the campus of Patrick Henry College.  I love this movie!

It is about a young man entering his first semester at Patrick Henry College and the decisions he has to make throughout his time there. 

The young man's name is Caleb Hogan and he is assigned to a girl named Rachel as his debate partner to compete at Nationals.  The case they are working on together is the Parental Notification Case.  Rachel wants to overturn Roe v. Wade and show the court how wrong the decision they made concerning the rights of the child was. She wants to fight for principles that are quickly being lost

Caleb agrees with Rachel that Roe v. Wade should be overturned, but he wants to focus on what he believes is a "winning argument" that would "leave Roe and make one tiny exception."  His desire to win runs deeper than Rachel is aware of and therein lies his problem.  He doesn't want to lose because his mom is paying his tuition and will pay for the next year as well, as long as he wins nationals.  If he doesn't win, then he won't be able to attend PHC the next year.

Caleb has to make a decision to do the right thing despite the chance he might lose, or take the path of least resistance and possibly win.

Here is a trailer of the movie.  Enjoy!

This movie is wonderful.  If I was to give it a rating I would give it an A+ because:

1. It's a clean movie. No language, inappropriate clothing or anything that brings your attention to ungodly things.

2. The storyline is fantastic.  As the story unfolds, you end up following 3 plots. a.) Caleb's decision to do the right thing or not, b.) Mrs. Hogan's decision to fight a real case in court that supports Roe v. Wade, and c.) Rachel and Caleb's relationship.

3. You are learning while being entertained.  I learned a lot about the court and Roe v. Wade while enjoying a good movie.

4. Good triumphed over evil (which is a rarity in todays culture) and there was no compromising in the process.

You can check out the website here.

As I said at the top of this post, 'This movie has impacted my life.' How so, you may ask. Well..... as you watched Caleb make his decison to "do the right thing, come what may" it convicted me.  That phrase applies to so many areas of our life.  Our faith, relationships, the stances we take on social issues, and so much more.  I want to make a difference in our country and this movie renews that desire every time I watch it!  The key is doing the right thing no mater what happens, no matter the opposition, come what may.
 I hope it brings as many blessings to you and your family as it has to mine.

In His Steps,


  1. What a wonderful movie indeed! My family and I love watching it over and over, and treasure the truths presented...

    In Christ,

  2. I love this movie! I love the part you posted, it's so awesome and easy to understand. Thanks for sharing! I'm really looking forward to more!

  3. Good choice, Devin! I've never seen this film, but it looks like it's pretty well done. I applaud Christians who are trying to take back the media. We need more of them!


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