‘Paper Angels’ ~ CFDb Movie Review
Two unlikely friends have a big impact on their families for Christmas through The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program. Stars Matthew Settle and Josie Bissett.
Kevin Morrell is a forty-three-year-old husband and father who runs a successful design and marketing firm that’s crashed into the suffering economy. Attempting to navigate the busyness of the mall at Christmas, Kevin is humbled when he stumbles across the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Project. His wife insists that he take a paper ornament.
The name on the ornament is Thomas Brandt, a fifteen-year-old still reeling from the implosion of his family—from years of verbal abuse from an alcoholic father to a mother who finally left him behind, only to find herself and her children penniless and struggling. The only thing has allowed Lynn to survive is her faith. Thomas shares that faith, but he also wonders why God has seemingly abandoned them.
This is the story about a man and a boy one December. A man whose life is changed by a simple expression of kindness, and a boy who takes that expression of kindness and shows the true meaning of Christmas.
Inspired by the hit country Christmas song featured in the movie, Paper Angels, by country music star Jimmy Wayne and the same-titled book by Wayne with Travis Thrasher. Wayne also has written and performed two new songs for the film.
What a powerful film with a powerful song in the beginning. Here were some highlights:
- Strong integrity and Christianity all throughout this film.
- Try our best and have faith that things will turn out the way it’s meant to.
- Great music throughout.
- A real show of total sacrifice…quite beautiful.
- The way the boy handled the bullying was brilliant.
This is a film that all youth should see and a great discussion starter. When you get an opportunity, please take part in the Salvation Army Paper Angel program. You’ll be glad you did.
If you haven’t seen this yet, it will be playing in UP TV again soon.
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