Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone is a comedy about faith and forgiveness. Gavin Stone (Brett Dalton) had international fame as a child star, but his career faded as his party life style got out of control. When his latest escapade, while visiting his hometown, lands him before a judge who demands he does community service at a local mega- church, Gavin must also stay with his estranged father (Neil Flynn). 

Discovering that the church is planning their annual Passion Play, he thinks he is a shoo-in for the starring role of Jesus. Assuring Pastor Allan Richardson (D.B. Sweeney) that he only stumbled, but is definitely a Christian---a requirement for all castmembers. Convincing the director---the pastor's daughter (Anjelah Johnson-Reyes) is more difficult, but she agrees to give him a chance. As Gavin struggles to make sense of the play, he discovers that the most important role of his life is far from Hollywood.

My Review: I confess that "fish out of water" stories almost always appeal to me, and The Resurrection of Gavin Stone certainly lives up to my hopes. The relationships with Gavin's dad and with Kelly are powerful as trust builds hesitantly, but Gavin's new trio of friends (Shawn Michaels, Tim Frank, and Patrick Gagnon) are hysterical as they help each other in unfamiliar territory. And, the scene with Torry Martin as a radio host is very funny. I have watched the movie several times and still laugh at the same things each time...and am impacted with a fresh look at familiar scripture. The scene with the "rich, young ruler" (Liam Matthews) is particularly poignant. Director Dallas Jenkins and writer Andrea Gyertson Nasfell, along with an excellent cast and crew produced a film that has roots in truth, great comedic timing, heart-tugging moments, and appealing to a wide audience.

Important Links:

Resurrection of Gavin Stone on IMDb
Resurrection of Gavin Stone on Facebook
Twitter: @GavinStoneMovie
Hashtag: #GavinStoneMovie

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone is already available on Digital HD and will be on
 Blu-Ray™ and DVD on May 2, 2017! I highly recommend it!

GIVEAWAY: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Icon Media Group is offering one of my readers a Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack! Enter on my blog by May 4, 2017 to have your name placed in a random drawing. 


Anita said...

Sounds good would love to win a copy and see Tory Martin again he funny

Cindy Navarro said...

Luwanda Smith is entered.