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When it comes to movies, these days I find myself leaning towards more faith based films. I don't see the need for excessive language or nudity. If my children walk into the room at the wrong moment, I don't want them to see or hear something they shouldn't. With faith based films I can be assured that this won't happen.
But one complaint I so often her about these types of films is...well, they're just not as good. The plot lines are perhaps a little cheesy. The budgets are clearly not what we are used to from big Hollywood films. They strive so hard to meet that standard of clean entertainment that they lack drama. They're too clean. They're unrealistic.
Like I said, I love these kind of movies myself, but I must admit, I've seen that to be true for many of them. Yes, I want clean...but I don't want to sacrifice a great story and even a little drama for that!
Sounds like you? Wildflower just may be exactly what you are looking for! Check it out:
Creatively gifted, college student Chloe Moray (portrayed by Nathalia Ramos, known for BRATZ, Arrested Development, House of Anubis) finds solace from a difficult childhood in her extraordinary art. But when an alarming dream begins to recur nightly, Chloe starts to believe that it might be a suppressed memory and that she may have witnessed a terrible crime as a little girl. Her search for peace takes her on a journey that forces Chloe to confront her past traumas and leads her to cross paths with Josh (Cody Longo, known for NOT TODAY, Hollywood Heights, Nashville), a young man dealing with his own painful loss. Together they find in each other someone they can trust as they seek to unlock a cold-case mystery from years before. But with the authorities blocking the way, Chloe's new-found hope is challenged in this powerful story of faith, triumph and healing.
If you love typical Lifetime movie types of movies, this will probably be right up your alley. There's drama, there's excitement and most importantly, there's mystery! It's not a fast paced filmed, but still kept me glued to my seat wanting to put all the pieces together and learn what was going to happen...and what had already happened. While it is a faith based film, it's not overly so. The messages are there but its not as in your face as others are. It weaves itself naturally into the story...and it truly is a beautiful story and a beautiful reminder that even in our darkest moments, we are not alone.
While there is no language, etc in this film, it's definitely not one to sit and watch with young children. It was given the Dove Foundation's Faith Friendly Seal of Approval with 5 out of 5 doves, recommended for ages 12 and up, but I would recommend watching first and judging whether it would be suitable for your preteen/young teen first as it could be a little much for them.
WILDFLOWER is available on DVD and VOD now and will be airing on Lifetime Movie Network in June.
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