Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Confession dvd

The Confession is the continuing story of Katie Lapp (Katie Leclerc), a young Amish woman who is in search of her roots and discovering her true identity. Katie, who was “shunned” by the Amish community [in the first film, The Shunning], has reconciled her relationship with her adoptive parents (Bill Oberst Jr., Sandra Van Natta) and is now out in the world seeking her "Englisher" birth mother (Sherry Stringfield)...before it's too late.

Laura has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, and her husband, Dylan (Adrian Paul), is desperate to find a way to hang on to his wife’s money to finance his gambling habit. When he hears from Katie, he quickly convinces a struggling actress (Julia Whelan) to pose as Katie in a scheme to grab the inheritance. Will the real Katie, who is hired as a servant, remain silent or will she expose the lies?

Click here to watch the trailer. *The trailer or review may contain spoilers.*

Disclosure: I received a copy of The Confession from Edify Media Inc. for review purposes only. I was not required to give a good review and all opinions are my own.

I remember seeing The Shunning and that I liked it, but I enjoyed this one even more. I admit there was a bit of a predictability with how the plot will go, but it is still a well told story that kept my interest from start to finish. This is somewhat like a fairy-tale, so you have to believe there will be a "happily-ever-after" ending...eventually. Keep in mind, though, that this is part of a trilogy. When Katie's first love, Daniel, reportedly drowned in The Shunning, I hoped he would return in a future film. He does! However...Katie also has a new love interest. Does Katie choose Daniel or Justin? Will Katie return to her Amish upbringing? The Confession leaves us hanging until the next film for those answers, but I am eagerly anticipating it. The film is peopled with characters whose stories intrigued me and left me wanting more.

Is it necessary to see The Shunning first? No. This film can be viewed as a stand-alone film without the viewer becoming confused about the story. For those who have seen the previous film, there are different actors in some roles (including Katie), but they are true to the characters you know. This is a family friendly drama and the faith aspect is touched on, but is not the main focus. I am not a fan of "sappy" movies whose major purpose is to make people cry, and am happy to say that while The Confession has the "tug at your heart" moments, it's not the emotional manipulation that annoys me.

The film, directed by Michael Landon Jr. and written by Michael Landon Jr. and Brian Bird is based on the book by Beverly Lewis. The Confession (Sony Pictures Home EntertainmentAFFIRM Films/Provident Films) is currently being shown on The Hallmark Channel, but is due to be released on dvd June 11, 2013. You will want this one!

1 comment:

deborahseeley54 said...

Loved the books....can't wait to see the movie....Love Beverly Lewis and I am captivated by the lifestyle! Thanks for the review!