Tuesday, July 15, 2014

based on the life of Rich Mullins: Ragamuffin, DVD, © 2013, offer of one DVD Giveaway

We are not changed by the expectations of others, but by the love of God. Our Abba Father. Philippians 1:6-8, For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. For it is only right for me to feel this way about you all, because I have you in my heart, since both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers of grace with me. For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus.
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“I hope that I would leave a legacy of joy. A legacy of real compassion. Because I think there is great joy in real compassion. I don’t think that you can know joy apart from caring deeply about people – caring enough about people that you actually do something.”
   —Rich Mullins, 1994
Based on the life of the late singer-songwriter Rich Mullins, the story is told as a radio interview, from Rich at a young age to his death, according to the remembrances of his family and friends. A real person, not glossed over, Rich talked about pursuing God not religion nor expectations of man. The one question becomes, "Do you believe that I loved you?" The movie portrayal conflicts with the words of his music, highlighting his character flaws. Quotations by Rich Mullins point to examination of where we place our focus ~ on God or man. His joy is not shown, nor a deeper acceptance he received being loved in brokenness. I liked the connection with Brennan Manning in the film, as a mentor with Rich. The lead actor does the singing and Rich's recordings are not used. Good visual clips of Rich interwoven with the credits.

The movie back cover does not contain a rating. There is cursing, smoking, and drinking portrayed in the film. Drama/biography, 137 minutes, co-produced by Rich Mullins' younger brother, Dave Mullins. DVD release date: July 8, 2014. The film seemed overly long in spots. Special features include the making of Ragamuffin, deleted scenes, audio commentary with David Schultz and Dave Mullins, and a message from Dave Mullins.

Parenting Healthy: Ragamuffin the story of Rich Mullins New Release #Review & #Giveaway
***Thank you to Fly-By Promotions for sending me a copy of this movie to review. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***

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  1. This sounds like an interesting movie. Thank you!
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  2. Sounds like a great movie. I hope that I win. :-) BWallace1980(at)Hotmail(d0t)com

  3. Amy C ~ You will be receiving an e-mail for your copy of Ragamuffin, based on the life of Rich Mullins; DVD.