Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Uncommon DVD Review

Synopsis:  When the students of Rosewood High lose their drama department due to budgets cuts, they decide to create their own! Equipped with unique talents, they bond together to prepare the perfect production with a modern take on the Bible’s parables. Fighting overwhelming challenges, the teens defend their privilege to worship, meet and perform.  Armed with expert legal counsel and unexpected help from Christian music’s finest, these teens realize what it means to be…UNCOMMON!

My review:
Aaron's brother dies and his parent's marriage is on the rocks. He and his mother move to a new town and he starts in a new high school.  Aaron is unsure of his faith, but as he gets involved with his cousin's drama group and is befriended by the school janitor (played by Erik Estrada), he comes to realize that God wants him to be bold and different and stand up for his beliefs and fight for what's right.  When the students of Rosewood High are declined the opportunity to have the drama club, they enlist the help of Mark Garcia, the school janitor, as their sponsor.  He not only he supports the students, but he gives them a chance to learn to serve others as well.  The drama group has a hard time coming up with their program until Aaron shares some ideas he gleaned from his brother's journals.  They start to rehearse their Uncommon play, but they are stopped by the principal.  They go to court and fight for their religious freedom and win with plenty of restrictions, but they pull it off.

I found this movie to be very inspiring for young high school students.  In this day of many cultural versus biblical clashes, kids need to keep focused on the one true God and sometimes defy the odds and be bold to stand for what's right and true.  This movie had a lot of good twists and turns.  I like how most of  the teenagers respected the adults and the adults that cared really helped the kids to achieve their goals.  I liked how the kids persevered under trial and even when they gave up for a time, they still really wanted to continue their dream.  There was good music, humor, drama, resistance and a cast of remarkable people who proved to give this movie a good foundation for Christian young men and women. 

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*I was given a complimentary copy of this DVD for review.*

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