Wednesday, May 1, 2013

DVD review and giveaway: Ring the Bell

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It's been a busy week here in my home. I was traveling to Texas last week while the rest of my family headed to Canada.  So we're all still catching up on things, and by evenings we're pretty worn out. Last night I was desperately trying to come up with a way to entertain us all before bedtime, when I remembered that I had recently been sent a new movie to review, one called Ring the Bell. Here's a bit about it, from a press release that I received:

Ring The Bell shares the story of a slick, big city sports agent Rob Decker who seems to have it all. But on his latest mission to sign a high school baseball superstar, Rob becomes stranded in a small town where the simplicity of life—and the faith of the people—stand in stark contrast to his own fast-paced, win-at-all-costs mindset. Torn between these two worlds, will Rob have the courage to let faith transform his life? This heartwarming story of redemption is sure to entertain and inspire the whole family.
Ring The Bell features a host of well-known Christian music artists, such as Mark Hall along with his band Casting Crowns, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Matthew West, all who play a role in this inspirational drama. Several former and current Major League Baseball all-stars are also featured in the film: ESPN analysts John Kruk and Rick Sutcliffe (a former Cy Young Award winner), along with Ben Zobrist.
As far as being family-friendly, this movie definitely has that covered. There is nothing in the movie that would be embarrassing or that I wouldn't want my kids to see.  Ethan loved the baseball scenes (he's a huge fan!) and jumped out of his seat with excitement during the Casting Crowns concert scenes.  He kept saying "Mommy, that song is from the radio! Those people are real!"  The concert was also my favorite part- and I loved the song they performed, which is called "The Well". The movie has a strong message of faith in God from beginning to end.  No matter how many times I've heard it, it's always good to be reminded that God loves us and that He wants us to come to Him, broken as we are. 

Is this a Hollywood caliber movie? No. But it's entertaining and has fun cameos by Steven Curtis Chapman and Casting Crowns and a number of MLB players.  It's definitely worth adding to your family movie night list, if you're looking for something that's appropriate for everyone in the family.

And I have good news! I am giving away a copy of this movie! Open to all mailing addresses, enter at the Rafflecopter widget below.

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Glogirl said...

I'd love to win this movie as it looks like a great family friendly movie the whole family can enjoy.

Ruth Hill said...

I am always looking for good movies to watch with the family.

Jenny said...

This looks like a great movie to watch with my family!

My Flower said...

it would be a nice family nite movie to watch

moushka said...

It's always nice to have a good family movie.

Wendy Rozema said...

i'd love to win this b/c it looks like a great family movie!!

Stephanie said...

This looks like an awesome movie and I'd like to have it for a family movie night!

Heather! said...

This sounds like a good story, and a film that we can all enjoy together (without any awkward scenes to explain)!

GeorgiaBeckman said...

I would love to win this to share at church movie night!