Film Review: Sarah's Choice
Ibelisse Sanchez | USA | 03/05/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sarah's Choice is an unapologetically yet grace-filled pro-life movie. It stars Christian recording artist Rebecca St. James as Sarah, a young woman climbing the ladder of success only to be forced to make a major decision that will affect her future. Sarah is up against relentless voices telling her to think only of herself. This movie does not shy away from presenting a realistic portrait of a young woman's dilemma. Sarah's Choice is just as much a story about a woman's decision about abortion as it is about a young man coming to terms with his role and responsibility when faced with his girlfriend's pregnancy. It is poignantly relevant to a young generation bent on a quest for self-fulfillment.
Directed by Chad Kapper, this film bears the hallmarks of Christian films rooted in a biblical message, yet it also takes a step forward for Christian filmmaking. Sarah's Choice keeps a steady balance of drama and comedic moments without undercutting the seriousness of the film. The camera close-ups of Sarah's emotional reactions in confronting her boyfriend and family about her pregnancy pull the viewer into the highly personal nature of the film.
Sarah's Choice is a beacon of light that courageously illuminates the biblical response to one of the most highly debated moral issues of our day. The culture of death is slowly invading the impressionable young minds of our generation. Sarah's Choice is a must-see film which can serve to rekindle the flame of commitment to preserve the sanctity of life. But as much as this film champions the right to life of the unborn, it also extends a hand of hope for healing and grace to those who have undergone an abortion.
Besides the obvious appeal to choose life over death, there is an underlying message in Sarah's Choice. We are urged to trust God with our own life. When we are open to listening to God's voice, He speaks life to us. And as carriers of God's Truth, we speak life to others.
Robert W. Byers | Houston | 06/18/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, I did enjoy the movie and would recommend it. To me its goal and plot were very good. And being a RSJ fan, I liked her role. However, I also think the script and acting could have been more vibrant with subplots, and greater agonizing over the decision. That doesn't mean it has to replicate Hollywood values, but there is a real calling here for good Christian writers and actors to provide high quality entertainment. Too many times there is the logic that a "Christian" or "faith-based" movie will be boring--why? And me personally, I'd love to see male roles that show strength in leadership and character. Regardless, my wife and daughter liked the movie very much as it was."