Thursday, December 8, 2022

Check Out 5000 Blankets in Theaters December 12 & 13 + Win an Amazon Gift Card! #5000BlanketsMIN #MomentumInfluencerNetwork

Many thanks to Sony Pictures for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own. 

"Mommy,” he said. “Are you warm?”
“Yes, baby, I'm warm.”
“Is Daddy warm?” he asked.
And then the then 7-year-old son asked about everyone else – the people on the street and in the shelters.
His mom told him the truth: “No, not everyone is warm.”

These days it seems like we hear a lot about mental illness... and give it more of the attention that it needs. And boy, do we need it! Still, as someone who deals with mental illness myself, I so often feel that much of the conversation surrounding mental illness is a bit sugarcoated. We're all about talking about mental health when it's more mild... but when it gets messy, we tend to steer clear. 

But the reality is that mental illness can really be extremely messy and dark, impacting not just the person with the illness, but those who care about them too. Mental illness can lead to altered relationships, addiction and other negative coping habits, and even homelessness. 

The new movie 5,000 Blankets shines a much needed light on these difficult topics. Take a look:

About the Movie:
Inspired by a remarkable true story, 5000 BLANKETS is filled with hope and highlights the power of family and faith. When her husband has a mental breakdown and goes missing, a woman and her young son set out to find him on the streets, sparking a movement of compassion towards those in need and inspiring a city.

I was given a chance to check out this movie before it's theatrical release, and I enjoyed it so very much. Because it does deal with the weighty topics of mental illness and homelessness, there were certainly moments where it was difficult to watch... but more than anything it really was a story filled with hope and the power of serving your community and making a difference. 

Phillip’s Wish is an organization that was founded by a little boy who saw a need in the world and decided to do something about it. This movie tells the incredible true story of how that organization came to be. I absolutely adored this movie. I hope that others who see it might be inspired to not only think of how they can make changes in their own community, but also to show a little more compassion and understanding for those living with mental illness. 

You don't want to miss this heartwarming story coming to theaters December 12 and 13. Get your tickets today! Grab your tickets here:

Learn more about the movie here:

To celebrate the movie's theatrical release, one very lucky reader is going to win a $10 Amazon gift card. (US only).Enter using the giveaway form below.

5000 Blankets- Amazon Giveaway


"Pleasant words are as a honeycomb: sweet to the soul and health to the bones." Proverbs 16:24