‘Doonby’ ~ CFDb Movie Review & Highest Recommendation
Sam Doonby, a mysterious, handsome drifter gets off a Greyhound bus in a small Texas town and finds work at Leroy’s Country/Blues Bar where his great musical talents make him very popular, especially with Laura, the beautiful but spoiled daughter of successful doctor Cyrus Reaper.
Sam always seems to be in the right place at the right time to avert disasters befalling the town and its people until suspicion and jealousy drive folks to ask who he is and where he comes from. Even Laura starts to question him so now he disappears as quickly as he came and things start to go badly wrong. His rejection results in terrible shocks for the whole town, not least for the doctor and his family as Cyrus’ past comes back to haunt him.
This may be the first time we’ve ever done a HIGHEST recommendation and there is GOOD reason for this film. There are a couple of other films that we would have thought to give this to as well, ‘Alone, Yet Not Alone‘ and ‘Meant to Be‘, both for completely different reasons.
This is a movie I saw at the Pan Pacific Film Festival last October and I couldn’t WAIT for it to come out so I could see it again. The wait is ALMOST over, it comes out in select theaters on November 1, 2013. Mark your calendars NOW! If this isn’t coming to your local theater, get more information about how to bring this movie to your town, it IS that important.
This is a movie that we would not recommend for younger viewers because of the intensity of the film, but it’s a movie that everyone else should see, Christian or non-Christian. It’s a film that keeps you on edge and has a completely unexpected ending.
Here are just a few things I loved about this film, without giving away any spoilers:
- There were some great gems in this one and some laughable moments too.
- Every individual IS important.
- Enjoy every moment and try to make a difference.
- All our actions carry a legacy.
There is so much more I want to say about this film, but it would give away too much so I’ll leave you with this…This is a movie that will impact your life and the lives of others.