The Song (2014)

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The Song: Directed by Richard Ramsey. With Alan Powell, Ali Faulkner, Caitlin Nicol-Thomas, Danny Vinson. An aspiring singer-songwriter’s life and marriage suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.

“This film was heavily hyped in the Faith Based community by email campaign and advertising on many web sites. I didnu0026#39;t want to leave an early review, as I didnu0026#39;t want to dissuade people from it, but I have to be frank; this film doesnu0026#39;t help much of anyone. It doesnu0026#39;t even hit the self-proclaimed target of being honest about marriage problems very well. It claims to be the u0026#39;best film about Marriage since Fireproofu0026#39;; no way! There is far more to making a marriage work than just physical fidelity. There are better relatively low- budget faith-based films about marriage (albeit not theatrical releases) right now: Redeemed—Grace Abounds and The War Within just to name two. The former of the two deals honestly with real fidelity, and the latter with emotional fidelity. If you want to know how to fix a marriage, watch one of them! I really donu0026#39;t believe that was the filmu0026#39;s true intent; I think it was an attempt at making a Christian film that Hollywood would embrace; if so, it had to fail. Hollywood could not help but ignore it; they already do sleaze better—so itu0026#39;s not u0026#39;cool enoughu0026#39; for them. The Faith- based community canu0026#39;t love it either; itu0026#39;s based loosely on the life of nobodyu0026#39;s hero; Solomon. So what are we left with? An updated story about someone we donu0026#39;t (or shouldnu0026#39;t) even want to know. I canu0026#39;t blame the actors; to play a proud pompous jerk, you have to become one. Sorry.”

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