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Have you ever been camping as a child? I have and I loved going camping. My family and I stayed at various campgrounds while I was growing up. I would have loved for my family to own or be caretakers of a campground. I've only been camping once as an adult, but to see the excitement on my children's faces was priceless. They loved it just as much as I did when I was a child. When I saw that the movie, The Current, was based on a family taking care of a campground, I was hoping to be picked for the review.
I received a copy of The Current DVD from Family Christian for this review. I am always looking for good wholesome movies for my family to watch. I am thankful that there are those in the movie industry who are still making wholesome Christian movies for families.
About The Current:
When thirteen year old Jake is uprooted from his life in Chicago when his parents decide that city life is getting too violent, he comes across a friendship that will change his life. They buy a campground in rural Minnesota to raise their children in a better environment. At the campground, a rebellious young Jake meets Peter the boy across the river. The two form a fast friendship that God uses to transform Jake's life in ways that Jake never could have imagined.
This film is geared for ages 12 and up and is available for $19.99 at Family Christian.
When I first started the film, I thought it was going to be boring and predictable because it started out kind of slow. I was wrong. This film is not boring at all. Some scenes are predictable, but there are some that I did not know what was going to happen next. One of the scenes caught me off guard, because I was not expecting it all. I liked that the gospel was presented throughout the film. I was encouraged that this film focused on the spiritual and normal life of a 13 year old boy. This film has both happy and sad scenes. Since this film was recommended for ages 12+, I did screen it first. After watching it, I decided that my three older children (12, 11, 9) could handle the scenes. Overall, I would give this film 4 out 5 stars. It is a great family movie, especially if you have teen boys.
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I received a complimentary copy of this DVD from Family Christian, which requires an honest, though not necessarily positive, review.