My Brother’s Keeper – Review and Giveaway
The words brother’s keeper are first found in Genesis chapter 4. God asks Cain, where is you brother? He replies, “Am I my brother’s keeper” Truth is, we all ought to be each other’s keepers. We ought to care enough about each other that we are willing to share Christ and what He can do in our lives. The Movie “My Brother’s Keeper is set to come out in the theater on March 19th. This is my honest review.
Disclosure: Many thanks to Collide Distribution for providing this product/product information for review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
My Brother’s Keeper Synopsis
My Brother’s Keeper shares the story of returning war veteran SFC Travis Fox (TC Stallings) who has one more battle to fight – PTSD. Fox and his best friend SFC Ron “Preach” Pearcy (Joey Lawrence) are in their 6th combat deployment when Preach and his entire Ranger platoon are killed in a deadly IED attack. Travis returns to his hometown to settle the affairs of his parents who had passed away years before. In searching for answers about his parents, he also discovers a new obstacle in PTSD. He finds support from church counselor Tiffany Robertson (Keshia Knight-Pulliam) and slowly begins to rediscover his faith in God, until he discovers a secret. Travis uncovers a secret hidden by his best friend Donnie Berry (Robert Ri’chard) that threatens his new-found faith, restores his guilt, and causes him to consider the unthinkable.
-produced by Ty Manns, a veteran and father of active duty sons
-Quote from Ty Manns:
I was interested in watching this movie because I know of a few people who have PTSD and I know it’s real! Here is what I came away with from this movie:
The Negative Side:
- If you want a lot of entertainment then this film was just that.
- Although it is a faith based film, the faith is generic; it could include any religion. Personally, I don’t like this. I believe there is only One True God and He is the only one that we can put our trust in. The true Gospel was not given, but the viewer is left to himself as to what is the true gospel. There was no talk about sin and repentance – just give your life to God, get baptized, and He will make everything OK.
- There was not a lot of information on PTSD. There were flashbacks and days that were hard to cope for the SGT. Fox, but I never heard any solutions to his problems. Although you could see people meeting in a support group, you didn’t hear anything from anyone that offered solutions.
- There is one instance, where SGT. Fox has been out jogging. He sits down on a bench to think and rest and the police show up and ask him if he’s OK? He says he’s fine and the police start yelling at him to get on the ground after which he is handcuffed and taken to jail. Really? Did they need to put the police in a bad light for no reason? It was totally unnecessary and didn’t make sense. It was just adding some fuel to the fire in today’s society.
- The girl who played the therapist moved a little too quickly when it came to liking/dating this man. It is not perfectly OK to go on one date with a man and decide that you like him and immediately start having physical contact with him. I would not want that for my daughter. In my opinion she was a little too forward and especially while operating within the realm of being of Christian leader.
- The whole movie was partially based on the soldier finding the person who stole the necklace from his mother when she died in an accident. When it came down to the mystery being solved, this too made no sense to me.
The Positive Side:
- There is no doubt in my mind that God does care and He does have a plan for anyone who is willing to submit to Him
- Life examples such as suicidal thoughts, PTSD, racism, and the threat of drug involvement exemplify the necessity for Christ in everyday life and emphasize the fact that everyone has struggles that only God can overcome.
- Besides the “flirting”, the movie was clean, no cursing, no suggestive scenes
- Possibly, someone with a disorder would choose to get help after seeing the movie
- The church portrayed a diversity of races with people getting along as they should. Aside from the police scene, this movie was definitely not racist.
- There was a message of love and forgiveness and genuine friendship which is something we all need
- There was a message to parents about the importance of living out the Christian life before your family and friends and praying for them continually.
In the end evil lost. That will be true always. The Lord will have the last say, evil will lose, and every knee will one day bow to Him #MyBrothersKeeperMIN #MomentumInfluencerNetwork