Sunday, January 27, 2013

DVD Review and a Giveaway Copy: Abel's Field

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Left motherless by tragedy and  abandoned by his father, high school senior Seth McArdle (Samuel Davis) faces enormous pressure as he strives to support his younger twin sisters. At school, he endures the daily bullying from members of the football team. At work, he struggles to earn enough money to make ends meet. At home, he has no one to turn to.
_images/_gallery/_thumbs/image5.jpg    When Seth fights back, he's singled out for punishment and assigned to an after-school work detail under the supervision of the reserved groundskeeper, Abel (Soul Surfer's Kevin Sorbo). Seth is surprised to discover that Abel understands his struggles … and his dreams. Abel encourages Seth to ask out popular Katie and even steps in to babysit so Seth can go out on the date. Yet as dark circumstances lure Seth toward a desperate decision, a reluctant Abel could be the one person who points him back toward the light.

Abel's Field 
Kevin Sorbo, Samuel Davis

Sometimes the heroes are on the sidelines.

 Available Now: DVD and Digital January 22, 2013
Rating: PG for thematic elements, brief violence, and a smoking image
How do you know the right way? (Seth)
It's usually the hardest. (Abel)
DVDMy Review:
“If I've learned one thing, it's you have to be honest when you're talking to God. Otherwise you're just going through the motions.” --Abel ~ Abel's Field
Get the popcorn ready and settle in! This hometown can be changed by one person who decides not "to treat everyone alike." For not everyone is alike.
   Put another senior boy in Seth's place. Fix supper, help two little sisters with homework, work two jobs to put that supper on the table, heat the house and keep the lights and water on. Listen to the little sisters ~ keep those pretty little smiles on their faces. Laundry. Senior paper. Grieve for your mother. Long for your father.
   Let's add all the senior boys. For one day. Take turns for the month. What if this was your hometown? Would you see Seth?

Okay. Let's watch the movie. The scenery is wonderful, the townspeople real. You are swept up in this moving story of survival and obedience. Doing what you know to do; doing what you have to do. Seth and Abel are two unlikely friends meeting under unusual circumstances. Both being in the same place at the same time, doing what needs to be done. Mentors ~ for each other. Seth is working so hard at staying together with his little sisters. They are joyful. He is doing a good job. Against all odds, he is staying alert and following through. This movie storyline is deep and could actually be happening. Seventeen years old. Decisions to be made. Choose life.

This movie is very well made. The story is like watching life all day consistently moving. Marveling at Seth in high school, wondering how he gets everything done. A story to share; a story to treasure.

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Cast & Crew: abelsfield

Kevin Sorbo (right) and Samuel Davis play Abel and Seth, the two
lead characters who strike up an unlikely friendship in Abel's Field.
Kevin Sorbo got his big break as Hercules, a widely-watched TV show.
Samuel Davis is an up-and-coming actor and a student at the University of Texas in Austin.

The home where Seth and his younger twin sisters live. Seth has to raise his sisters and work two jobs while in school.

The automotive garage where Seth works.

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A great film with a great message is a great way to engage your church's youth ministry. Ideal for a High School Movie Night or a Family Movie Night, Abel's Field will remind teens of the importance of making the right choices and having an adult they can trust to talk to.

Movie License Required for Public Showings
A license is required for any group showing outside of personal home use, whether admission is charged or not. Abel's Field is not covered under any umbrella license program (such as CVLI).
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*** Thank you to Flyby Promotions Blogger Network for sending me a DVD copy of the movie, Abel's Field. I received this product for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." ***

Giveaway of one copy of this movie:

When commenting below, please include an e-mail address ~ name[at]address[dot]com ~ for contact after the drawing of the name for the free DVD copy. The faith based movie, Abel's Field, will be sent from the Marketing office after I have contacted the winner, forwarding their address.


  1. Kathleen, I love the way you wrote this review! It sounds like a very good movie. I'm always looking for something family friendly that my teen boys will like to watch. Thanks for sharing about Abel's Field.
    Blessings ~Anne

  2. Sound like a great movie with lots of teachable moments and life lessons to learn! I'd love to watch it with my family!