|The Encounter - DVD|
"I am the light of the world. He who believes in me shall not perish."
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Recommended for ages 12 and over
Video Release: 5/3/2011
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe
Writer: Sean Paul Murphy, Timothy Ratajczak
Producer: Brittany Lefebvre, David A. R. White, Russell Wolf
Director: David A. R. White
Runtime: 85 min.
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Starring: Bruce Marchiano, Jack Velasquez, Jamie Neito, Danah Davis, Madison Gibney, Steve "Sting" Borden
Stranded in the middle of nowhere five strangers find themselves marooned in a deserted roadside diner. An arrogant businessman, (Steve "Sting" Borden), a lonely single woman (Jaci Velasquez), a couple on the verge of divorce, and a youthful runaway all come face to face with a diner owner who serves them more than temporal nourishment. The genial host is a certain Nazarene, (Bruce Marchiano) who knows all of their secrets and possesses the answer to all of their problems - if only they would trust him. It is a miraculous Encounter that will change them all.
What would you do if you found yourself in a diner and the proprietor told you he was Jesus? This story brings five people face to face with our Lord. He tells each one of them about their life, what He wants for them, and what they need to do. But do they believe and are they truly listening? Because what people want is not always what they need or what God wants for them.
This is an intriguing faith-filled story that will make every Christian stop and think about his or her own life. Filled with lessons for everyone, this is an inspirational story that will encourage those that may have fallen on hard times to examine the true condition of their lives. It also lets them know that the devil is always waiting on the sidelines to step in and have them follow him instead of the One that has all the answers. We are honored to award this film the Dove "Family-Approved" Seal for ages 12 and over due to the mature themes. It is quite a film.
Sex: A couple shares a kiss; discussion of implied past incest between young girl and step father.
Language: H-as a place; all reference to Jesus, Christ and God is in reverence.
Violence: Woman hits man; man grabs another man; scene with young girl holding a gun to her head; discussion regarding a robbery where a man cut a girl; man gets into an accident.
Drugs: Woman discusses stealing pills; woman discusses mother being an addict.
Other: Discussion regarding suicide; couple getting a divorce; greed; running away from home.