21 August, 2010
To Save A Life
I'm going to start by giving you some film stats, about the plot, then go into my review. *WARNING - THIS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS*
Rating; PG-13, for "Mature thematic elements involving teen suicide, teen drinking, some drug content, disturbing images and sexuality"
Staring; Randy Wayne, and Deja Kreutzberg.
Released; ? ?, 2009
Jake (Wayne) and Roger (Robert Bailey Jr.) are best friends. At least they were, until freshman year, when Jake had to chose his best friend or a girl? He chose the girl. Roger was never a popular kid, always made fun of. Jake was the Basketball star, had a pretty girlfriend, Amy (Kreutzberg). One day Roger just couldn't take life any more, he came into school with a gun, he shot in the air, then himself. No one knew that Jake used to be friends with Roger, no one knew what he was going through. Jake started to think it was kind of his fault, if only he had been a friend. Jake decided to turn his life around after receiving help from a local youth pastor. With that he lost allot of his old friends, but gained allot of new ones. Along with the old friends was his girlfriend, she wasn't so sure about the "new" Jake. But once she found out she was pregnant she also found that those old friends, weren't really friends at all, but found acceptance with Jake and this new group of 'Misfits'. Along the way Jake found that there's more to life than he had thought, he found lots of people were hurting, and he could help them.
This was truly a life changing movie. This is such a gripping tale of the suffering kids face these days. With suicide rates high, people need to understand what the mocking and outcasting of people does to them. I believe this is a great movie to show that even the little things we do to hurt people, can end up as a big thing that person does to hurt them self's or others. It was very well made, it kept you attention. I would recommend really every one to watch it. Sean Michael Afable gives a great performance, you don't doubt his character for even a moment. It is truly a great movie.
To sum it up, go watch it, you wont regret it.