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Big disappointment and not at all uplifting of my faith
January 26, 2018
Big disappointment and not at all uplifting of my faith. Basically it is a movie about the pain a woman experiences from divorce and how she allows her children to manipulate and influence her instead of her standing strong in her faith and being a Godly example for them. Basically her unmarried daughter (teenager or young adult) encourages her to date as well as a coworker advising her to "shop" around.
Then her younger teenage son appears to be suffering from depression and is unmotivated and lies that he has been doing his homework while not turning in any homework. The teacher out of the blue contacts the mother with his concern about her son failing the class.
Very cheesy, her solution is to help him clean his room and then throw him a party for doing that task WITH HER HELP. Talk about enabling and coddling.
Meanwhile she is head over heels in a "love at first sight" encounter with a fellow cyclist she met on the road. She prays and believes this is God's providence when it seems she does not know the Lord at all and has been focused on her circumstances the entire time (the hurt which is normal but the test is if you allow that to be a transformative experience of surrender to God, allowing you to become "Christlike").
I tried to give this movie a chance but could not finish halfway through because it did nothing for me and was not uplifting to my faith.
This movie is why our culture has so much divorce in the first place. I was really looking forward to watching a powerful faith building film but the movie Uphill Battle was nothing but a facade for pro-divorce.
I don't watch many movies and rarely watch one a second time but War Room is a film I would watch again and again. Sadly, it is not included in Prime membership so I finally went out and bought it and it was SO worth it! This movie is not so don't waste your time. Spend that time seeking God's truth in biblical study which will make you feel a lot better as well as mature your faith.