Solomon Bunch, The
Suitable for any age.
Video Release: 2/5/2013
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Writer: Jason Prisk, Jack Gregory
Producer: Sara Foley Prisk
Director: Jason Prisk
Runtime: 70 min.
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Craig Crumpton, Audray McCroskey, Todd Maynor, Abbey Kochman, Landon Dodson, Ethan Meeks, Micah Courtland, Ashton Williamsos
The Solomon Bunch is the story of 5 kids who set out to learn as much as they can as children in order to avoid making mistakes as adults. They turn to the writings of Solomon, the wisest man who every lived, in order to learn everything they need to know. The subsequent journey is a bumpy ride filled with mistakes and adventure. The friends ultimately discover many valuable life lessons including the harm that comes from judging others and the importance of always doing your best.
This movie entertainingly shows that one should not jump to conclusions. The kids in this movie want to be wise so they read the scriptures and writings of Solomon. This "Solomon Bunch" do not understand what they're reading and they get sidetracked for a time. They believe an actor who is acting is a murderer and they soon learn that jumping to conclusions can lead to shame. They learn that "listening carefully" is a skill and is a trait of wisdom.
With themes of wisdom and being slow to act, this wonderful DVD shows how the Bunch make it up to the man they judged. In an inspirational scene a child teaches about Jesus and Solomon. We gladly award this DVD our Dove Seal for all ages.
Other: A policeman screams into a speaker and a child is scared; in a jump scene a dog jumps up at a window to look at children and they are frightened for a moment; an older boy tells a younger boy a bad man is going to kill him and the little boy is scared; a girl steals some school supplies but has to do community service to make up for it.