My Rating; (On a scale of 1-10) 8
Age recommendation; All ages
Plot; (from back cover) Ever judge someone just by looking at them? We've all made snap judgments about people. But what if we really got to know them? Would our opinions change? And what if we actually became them ... how would the shoes fit? Stressed-out high school teacher Trish Fahey can't understand her students' lack of effort and why their parents don't seem to care. This is especially true of Justin, a basketball star who is underperforming in her class. All of this changes when Trish wrecks her car and wakes to find herself living in the shoes of Justin's mom, a woman she has personally judged and criticized. With the help of a mysterious stranger, Trish discovers the real reason behind her struggles, teaching her a whole new meaning of compassion. No one is left unchanged.
I really liked this Wal-Mart movie! Although this movie is not as light-hearted as the others, it is deeply moving. The story was very touching, with a lesson that God has been trying to teach me for years; that we shouldn’t judge others – we have no idea what is really going on.
The only thing that kept this movie from being a 10 was two things. One – you are actually following two stories, though one not as close as the other. The guy who they follow just doesn’t seem to really fit into things much until the middle of the story. The last three minutes of the film with this guy don’t fit at all; it is obvious a set up for a sequel. The second thing that wasn’t great was Molly, who you get the feeling is an angel. She was a little strange, but nothing real bad or scary.
Now for some of the great things. As I said before, the message is powerful. It isn’t just about judging others, but also helping others, forgiveness, and living your life without regret. It is a great film to watch and get a family conversation started.
Find it at Wal-Mart for only $13.00.