‘A Cross to Bear’ ~
CFDb Movie Review & Recommendation
Like every little girl, Erica Moses had big dreams for the future.but life had other plans for her. After failed relationships, addiction and homelessness, Erica hits rock bottom when she faces a young mother’s ultimate nightmare: the loss of her child. With nowhere left to turn, she finds herself on the doorstep of a very special house. At this home, women can find shelter, a helping hand and, just maybe, a second chance.
Now, facing her most difficult journey, Erica reaches for hope to overcome her past, open her heart to love and build a new life. Starring Danielle Deadwyler, Jackie Long, Kim Fields and Malinda Williams, this emotionally powerful story of tragedy, forgiveness, redemption and faith gives new meaning to the word “family.”
This is a heartbreaking film, I mean have the tissues handy. I chose the picture above because it features my 3 favorite actresses in this film. By far my absolute favorite is Tamika Tanner, who plays Tina. Amazing actress and she really made the film for me. Such a serious film, yet humor intermixed, especially by Tamika.
Here are some highlights from this film:
- The effects of generational curses is seen in this film, although never specifically mentioned.
- Joan’s special touch with the women, even in the times of tough love. This is a woman making a real difference in the lives of those around her. Like Jesus, even if she could just help one…that would be enough. This is what I believe all Christians should be like. Sacrificing self for others, even if only 1 heart might be affected.
- The statement, “Start walking in your destiny” Fabulous! This goes along with no longer making excuses. It’s a good time to stop and ask yourself if you are walking in your destiny because we know that God has a plan for each person. Are we making excuses, or walking in our destiny?
- There was one scene that really impacted me with what a Christian should NOT do and it takes place at the picnic in the park. When will we learn to think before we speak? If only we had the compassion of Jesus, words that wound would turn to words that heal.
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