‘The Song’ ~ CFDb Movie Review
Aspiring singer-songwriter Jed King is struggling to catch a break and escape the long shadow of his famous father when he reluctantly agrees to a gig at a local vineyard harvest festival. Jed meets the vineyard owner’s daughter, Rose, and a romance quickly blooms. Soon after their wedding, Jed writes Rose “The Song,” which becomes a breakout hit. Suddenly thrust into a life of stardom and a world of temptation, his life and marriage begin to fall apart.
Some gritty reality in the first few minutes of the film. If you are familiar with the David/Bathsheba story, you’ll catch on very quickly what is taking place. This is a modern telling of the Solomon story. Here were some highlights for me:
- Some humor throughout and very cute moments
- Favorite scene was Jed’s 1st song to Rose. I was laughing REALLY hard at this scene. Very memorable and brilliant.
- Parts of this film were very romantic and really made abstinence a beautiful thing and the wedding so much more meaningful.
- Separating from your spouse is never advisable. Becoming familiar with someone of the opposite sex, while you are married, is even more inadvisable.
- The importance of accountability with friends. If Jed and his band had just kept each other accountable but fame does has a way of destroying faith. This reminds me of Billy Graham who never had a scandal. Main reason, he agreed never to be alone with a woman for any reason without someone else being there. VERY WISE as the devil is looking for ways to discredit those that follow Jesus.
- Great speech on the stage towards the end of the film. Powerful.
Alan Powell, who played Jed was my favorite in this film, even if it was difficult to see him fall. There are some really raw and cruel moments in this film, especially from Jed. This was painful to watch. So much pain.
The film ends with the powerful verse: Ecclesiastes 12:13, 14 – Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
Although a great film for marriage and forgiveness, there is a lot of Scripture throughout that may be difficult for someone who isn’t a Christian to understand or may be a little distracting.
This DVD comes out February 10, 2015. Pre-buy is available now.
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