‘A Walk in My Shoes’ ~ CFDb Movie Review & Recommendation
Ever judge someone just by looking at them? We’ve all made snap judgments about people. But what if we really got to know them? Would our opinions change? And what if we actually became them… how would the shoes fit? Stressed-out high school teacher Trish Fahey can’t understand her students’ lack of effort and why their parents don’t seem to care.
This is especially true of Justin, a basketball star who is under performing in her class. All of this changes when Trish wrecks her car and wakes to find herself living in the shoes of Justin’s mom, a woman she has personally judged and criticized.
With the help of a mysterious stranger, Trish discovers the real reason behind her struggles, teaching her a whole new meaning of compassion. No one is left unchanged.
We really LOVED this film. Although there is very little Christianity in this film, there is one short conversation about God where a statement is made that is great. This is a fantastic family movie with some intense topics addressed throughout. I’m not sure what song is played towards the beginning of this film, but that song was GREAT as well!
There were so many things that touched me during this film. It begins with a very sad show of the truth of a lot of marriages and families. How many of us have actually quit listening…really listening to our own family members? This movie should be a wake up call to all of us.
Here are some of the most touching parts:
- The young boy’s example of true giving to his friend who was in need.
- Pre-judging – how many of us do this? I’ve heard a statement once that said, be kind to all people because you never know what they might be going through. I believe part of this has to do with learning to truly listen to other people.
- Be the mother…(instead of in a negative tone, truly learning to share one another’s burdens…be the friend)
- The statement made to the boy about honoring the memory of his dad.
- The strong point about how important our words really are.
- The words spoken to the former soldier about not being able to change the past, but it can be overcome.
- When you help someone else, you heal yourself.
We highly recommend this film! It really brings out a LOT to think about and in some cases, to pray about. We really WISH this would be made into a series. Let me know what you think…
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