Wednesday, January 09, 2008

A Movie Recommendation

Have you seen the movie "Facing the Giants"? It's a wonderful, Christian movie that uplifts and inspires. We missed it at the movie theater, but Ruthie and I watched it a few months ago and we both loved it. After Christmas, I went and bought a copy of it. Griff then watched it and loved it as well.

After seeing the movie, Griff went online to do more research about it. In the process, he found out about a previous movie this same group (Sherwood Pictures) had done. It's called "Flywheel". I saw that Netflix had it, so I ordered it and we watched it this past Friday night. Wow! It has a very powerful message. It has made me think and desire, more than ever, to live for Christ.

From what Griff found out, "Facing the Giants" had a $100,000 budget. "Flywheel", on the other hand, only had a $20,000 budget, and that's definitely apparent at times. However, the message transcends all the technical problems and really shines through.

I have watched the movie a second time since Friday night and we will be purchasing it soon. I know it's one I'll watch over and over.

Note: I checked and Blockbuster Online also has "Flywheel". Also, the version I had from Netflix was not the Director's Cut shown here. I'm not sure what the differences are.


Tina said...

hum... I thought I commented on this a while back. But I probably didn't put in the letters right.

I wanted to let you konw that we will definately look into this movie. Thanks so much for sharing!


Anonymous said...

Hi there,

My name is Monique & I'm part of the PR team for Sherwood Pictures--creators of FACING THE GIANTS.
Thank you so much for supporting the movie on your blog! We wanted to keep you informed of their latest project--FIREPROOF.
It's due to hit theaters this September in theaters nationwide. You can go to to view the trailer, read the synopsis, and sign up for updates to stay up to date with all of the FIREPROOF happenings! If you're interested in learning more or need any resource, pictures, and downloads for your blog please email me at and I will be happy to get you what you need.

Again, thanks for blogging!
Lovell-Fairchild Communications