Friday, April 22, 2011

Unfolding another Good Disney Movie

I love free stuff!  Have I said that before?  I joined Disney Movie Rewards a couple of years ago.  When you buy Disney movies that have a small red star that says, "Disney Movie Rewards," in the lower left hand corner of the DVD case, there is a sheet of paper inside the case that has a reward code on it.  You can also enter information from your ticket stub for certain Disney movies that you see in the theater.  You, then, get reward points which you can redeem for free items.  There are figurines, posters, keychains, and more, but my personal favorite is the free movies.  I just recently received three free movies with the points I had accumulated.

One of the movies is called The Other Side of Heaven.  It stars Anne Hathaway and Christopher Gorham.  I didn't know anything about this movie when I chose it, but it was free so at least I wouldn't be out any money if I didn't like it.  I just watched it today.  It is the true story of John Groberg, a missionary to Tonga.  I'm always a bit leery when "Hollywood" makes a movie about a missionary.  It turns out this movie was well made.  I don't think I want my kids to see it because there are some issues that Groberg deals with that aren't appropriate for young children, such as cultural norms that are discussed or a couple of gory situations.  I appreciated the fact, though, that Disney wasn't at all afraid to let the story of Christ be told or show a missionary who wasn't afraid to stand by his convictions no matter what situation presented itself.  A couple of times I was sure the movie was going to end in tragedy.  I wasn't familiar with Groberg's story, so I found myself praying he'd make it back home.  I really enjoyed this movie.  So, if you are looking for an inspirational, clean movie, I recommend The Other Side of Heaven.  

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