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Unstoppable Movie Synopsis:
Inspired by the death of Cameron’s close friend who succumbed to cancer at the age of 15, Kirk Cameron takes viewers on an inspiring and hope-filled visual journey to better understand the biggest doubt-raising question in faith: “Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering?” Going back to the beginning—literally—Kirk investigates the origins of good and evil and how they impact our lives … and our eternities. UNSTOPPABLE will prompt audiences to consider the role that pain and suffering has in our lives, as they affirm their personal views on faith, and encourage conversation starters about God, suffering, and hope. Follow on Twitter and Facebook.
About Kirk Cameron:
Kirk Cameron is best known for his memorable role as “Mike Seaver,” a cultural icon of the 80′s, with his mullet hairstyle, cool glasses, and wisecracking comebacks. More recently he enjoyed much success with the No. 1 grossing inspirational film of 2008, Fireproof, and his recent documentary, Monumental. Kirk and his wife, Chelsea, were on-screen sweethearts during their Growing Pains years and are the founders of Camp Firefly, where terminally and seriously ill children and their families are provided an all-expense paid retreat (www.CampFirefly.com). Together, Kirk and Chelsea live in California with their six children.
About Provident Films:
Provident Films, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, produces, markets, and distributes faith-based films. The company is part of Nashville-based Provident Music Group, which has been one of the world’s leading Christian entertainment companies for more than three decades. Films from the company have included Courageous, October Baby, Fireproof, and Facing the Giants. More info is available at ProvidentFilms.org.
- Format: DVD
- Release Date: Jan 28, 2014, Provident Films
- UPC: 602341006293
- Language: English 5.1
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Minutes: 65
- Closed Captioned
Going into this movie, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I’ve always been impressed by the films in which Kirk Cameron has been involved. I was also intrigued by the topic covered – “Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering?” – as I believe this is one of the most asked questions by people when it comes to God. Every time a tragedy strikes – especially on a large scale – this question seems to come to the forefront.
Kirk Cameron’s young friend, Matthew Sandgren, finally lost his battle with cancer which cut Kirk to the core. Matthew’s family and friends knew that he was in a better place and no longer suffering. Yet, his death, his suffering beg the question as to why he had to get cancer in the first place and why he had to eventually succumb to it rather than defeat it. In other words, why do bad things happen to good people.
Kirk takes us back to the beginning, the very beginning, to where the world was first created by God. We follow along as visually as sin enters the world through Adam and Eve. Kirk’s story is part documentary about Matthew, his family and friends, and it’s part dramatization of Biblical events. Some of the events are covered in a less than traditional way – such as Satan being shown as a man rather than a serpent, but the dramatization is very thought-provoking.
There are some scenes that may not be suitable for young children – Cain killing Able and the resulting blood is one of them, but these topics are important to the information being presented. Parents may want to preview the video as they know their children best when it comes to what they can and can not handle.
Unstoppable tackles the difficult topic of suffering and death within the domain of a living God. It does a nice job of laying out the reasons behind why there is suffering and death in this world. It also presents the salvation message within the telling of Matthew’s life and death. Kirk is very passionate about the topic, and his love for Christ and the Sandgrens is quite evident.
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