The movie tells the interwoven stories of Luke (T.J. Dalrymple) and Alé (Erin Bethea), who marry right after school and move to India to serve as missionaries for Embrace A Village, a ministry that cares for those afflicted with leprosy and their families; aspiring financier Catherine (Kate Cobb), who joins a prestigious financial institution determined to make an impact on corporate America; Ryder (Matthew Florida), who lands an impressive job in social media and can’t wait to use the powerful medium for a greater good; and Ethan (Shawn-Caulin Young,) seemingly the odd man out, who struggles to find his God-given-purpose and feels sidelined by God.“What they all come to learn is that it never really was their time,” Arnold said. “It always was, always is, God’s time.”
This Is Our Time presented by Pure Flix
Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray on Tuesday, April 16. It will be available nationwide at Family Christian Stores and most Christian online and brick-and-mortar retail stores nationwide.
The storylines were all very interesting, but I think I most identified with the character of Ethan, who is in a time of waiting and feeling that his life doesn't have as much meaning as those of his friends and family. I think we've all been in that waiting place- so I really appreciated the message that we're always where God wants us to be, and we just need to be obedient and faithful in that place, no matter how meaningless it seems.
I also really liked learning about the real-life ministry that is featured in the movie. It's called Embrace a Village, and it works in India with leprosy patients and their families. The founders of the ministry appear in the movie, as do actual people that the ministry works with in India.
Honestly, the only thing that I was a little distracted by were the obviously nowhere near 22-years-old actos playing brand new college graduates. :) In addition to the main characters, you'll see some familiar faces, since Eric Estrada, Eric Roberts and Dawn Wells (Maryann from Gilligan's Island) also appear in the movie. All in all, I thought this was a great movie for my Saturday afternoon and I enjoyed it a lot.
This is Our Time is rated by the Dove Foundation's Family Seal of Approval as safe for all ages, and I agree with that rating. Little ones likely wont be much interested in it though. And I should also mention that the previews before the movie are for Christian movies as well, but they do contain some violence, so you may want to skip through those before kids are in the room.
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