Still reeling from his parents' death on 9/11, middle school outcast Tobey Marshall finds comfort in his faith and his guardian angel. Kind Suzy befriends him---and catches the eye of bully and basketball star Jim Doder. When Suzy rejects Jim, he frames Tobey for a burglary ... Read More
Starring: Ryan Sotzen, Therese Boyich, Matthew Vuckovich
Dove Rated Faith Friendly for Ages 12+
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Run Time: 106 minutes
- Store Only: Yes
- Product type: Video
- Format: DVD
- Release Date: Jul 21, 2015
- Language: English
- Volumes/Discs: 1
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- Very slow and hard to get into by christy on 9/14/2015
I love a good Christian movie with the family anytime. In my opinion this move lacks a great deal. The movie is about Tobey who lost both of his parents on 9/11, the loss of his parents left him traumatized. Tobey is bullied at school for his faith. Suzy befriends him and turns away affections from Jim. Jim runs a teen burglary ring and he frames Tobey so Tobey has to prove his innocence. In this movie there is name calling, drinking, cigarette smoking, mom slapping daughter. This is not a movie that was able to keep my attention I would not recommend for families with young children
- Not a Family Movie by Lori on 8/20/2015
I was asked to review a DVD titled Angels In Our Midst. To name a few of the things in this "family movie": bullying of every type (name calling, making fun, tricking, physical violence), adultery (including the lady justifying it), theft, physical violence (showing graphic punching, blood, and more), threat of a student killing another student, adults/parents being unkind and disrespectful to their spouse, kids being disrespectful to their parents, showing teachers as dumb and unobservant in a public school setting, and more. This was in the first 35 minutes. It is over 100 minutes. There is not a rating on the disc or case but it is promoted as a family move and it has evidently won an award.
Every family has different standards and viewpoints on what is appropriate and acceptable for their family. This does not make that cut for our family. It is not one that will remain in our home. The concept behind the movie sounds good:
A teenager lost both of his parents in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City. It has left him reeling and living with family that are not necessarily loving. He is befriended by a girl at school having problems of her own. They help each other out. There is also a guardian angel that shows up at some point (I hadn't gotten there yet) that helps the boy out with a situation where one of the bullies at school tried to pin a botched robbery attempt on him.
The synopsis left me with the feeling that it all turns out great in the end. I did fast forward through some of it but each time I hit play again, I didn't see enough of a change to be able to continue watching. In a world where there is so much negativity, why would we show our families more of the stereotypical ugliness that exists in our world? The filming was slow paced and seemed to dwell on the unsavory aspects of life in a public school and a life where you are unhappy. And, honestly, that just isn't what I want to my children to focus on. This is not a movie I would recommend.