To Save a Life - DVDAffirm Films
When his childhood friend's life ends in tragedy, Jake Taylor decides to use his influence as big man on campus to make sure that it never happens again. Crossing social barriers, he befriends a loner, Johnny Garcia. When Johnny's life quickly spirals out of control, will ... Read More
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When his childhood friend's life ends in tragedy, Jake Taylor decides to use his influence as big man on campus to make sure that it never happens again. Crossing social barriers, he befriends a loner, Johnny Garcia. When Johnny's life quickly spirals out of control, will Jake have what it takes to stop him from the same tragic fate?
Addressing the real-life challenges of teens and the choices they face, To Save A Life dares to ask, "What's your life going to be about?" Its powerful message speaks to those who desire to develop a life lived deliberately for Christ, making it a great resource for youth groups.
- Filmmaker Commentary
- Behind the Scenes featurette
- Blooper Reel
- Deleted Scenes
- Music Videos
Dove Faith-Based Seal
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Subtitles: English, French
Run Time: 120 Minutes
- Product type: Video
- Format: DVD
- Release Date: Aug 3, 2010
- UPC: 43396354456
- Height: 0.56
- Width: 7.62
- Length: 6.34
- Runtime: 120 Minutes
- Language: English
- Volumes/Discs: 1
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- Deals with serious issues by Sofia Marie of Teens Live for Jesus on 12/21/2016
Maybe if Jake was a better friend, Roger wouldn't have killed himself. Jake Taylor's near-perfect life is shocked by the suicide of his childhood best friend. A million thoughts swirling in his head, Jake doesn't feel that being the basketball star with the beautiful girlfriend is as fulfilling anymore. What if he gave Christianity a chance? What if he made his life about something more than just himself?
"To Save A Life" has an amazing script and incredible acting. It deals with topics many Christian movies shy away from: suicide, sex, cutting, and family pressure. It discusses them in an amazingly Christian way that portrays both the reality of these things and the reality of the God who helps one overcome it all.
"At some point you got to ask yourself, 'What do you want your life to be about?'" -To Save a Life
I do not recommend this movie for anyone under 15. But if you're older, this movie can you remind you of truths you'd like to forget and inspire you to do something about them.
- To Save A Life One Day At A Time by Katie Rules on 3/5/2013
I loved the movie because it taught teens to stand up for what is right and treat other people with respect. I thought that this movie was appropriate for teens because it teaches them to be more obedient to God. No one should go through bullying like that because it is wrong. I believe that youth gropus bring your teens closer to god because they get to learn about in a language they understand. Even though there were some short skirts on the christian teens and other teens does not mean that its bad for teens to watch to learn more about standing up to a bully or making a freind that maybe going through things that you can relate to. I challenge you to ask yourself where does your life go from here? Does your life include God in it or Is it all about you. This movie makes you think of the decisions you make in your life and do they line to the plans god has in your life if not don't just stand there do something important with your life.
- the best movie by angie on 10/18/2012
we will showing this movie at our youth movie night
we seen it has a family
- Good message, but disappointed by several things... by Richard on 10/17/2012
I thought the movie ultimately had a good redeeming message, however, I was real surprised and disappointed by several things in the film. First I was surprised that there were a couple of curse words in the film. It wasn't much, but frankly, for a Christian teen movie I was expecting NONE. Second was the general lack of modesty throughout the entire film. There were a lot of very short skirts, even among those that were portraying Christians. Third, I thought that the scene that shows the two main teen characters about to have sex at a party was just a little over the top and then later was followed up with the young man lying naked in the bed under the covers telling her that she knew she wanted to do it again. Added to that was a reference by a teen that he would be "banging", as in "having sex with", another teen girl. I understand that these things happen among teenagers, but just because they do happen doesn't mean that we should accept or normalize this behavior. It is wrong and it should be portrayed as wrong! My wife and I are homeschooling our children for many reasons, but one of the reasons is to avoid a lot of this type of sinful childish behavior and the sinful environment in the public and private school systems. Forth, and the last thing that I will mention, is the portrayal of the youth group. It is the youth group I never wanted. I know that many modern churches have bought into the idea that youth group must be cool and hip to encourage the kids to come. Unfortunately what that typically means is that they model the youth group after the world and instead of being salt and light they are not much different than many non-Christian hangouts. We must start to treat youth as young adults and expect more maturity and hold them to higher standards. We must not lower our standards and invite the world in. We must show them that to be Christian is to be different from the world that we live in. Let that difference be the attraction to the lost. The youth group portrayed in the movie had a live youth band made of youth, they had couches lying around the room that encouraged a very casual atmosphere, and in one scene they had several guys come up to the front to prove their "manhood" by seeing who could chug a whole coke down the fastest. But wait, there is more, before chugging they were all to take one of their socks off and put it over the can of soda. If you aren't sick yet, then the youth pastor had them exchange their coke and sock with another one of the guys up front. Please tell me how this sort of activity edifies our children. This is just gross. Actually, one of the parts I liked about the movie was where this lost teen is in the youth group witnessing some of this foolishness and he calls them out on it. He sees the hypocrisy and he sees the lies that these kids in the youth group are living, he even sees the pastor's kid passing some sort of drugs during a quiet time of meditation and he calls them all out on it. I really liked the portrayal of the youth minister. Even though he encouraged some of the foolish behavior, I really liked the way that he spoke to and handled the main character, a lost teen, in the movie. I really felt that what he had to say was genuine and from the heart and not robotic and cheesy like you see in so many other so called Christian films. Like I said earlier, the ultimate message of the film was good, but I felt that some of movie could have easily been toned down to make the film more family friendly. We need to portray what is good and what is right to our youth and not just expect them to be like the world.
- It's awesome powerful movie.....great for teens!!! by Kathy on 10/2/2012
I loved this movie. The message is one for all teens. It makes you stop & think about the way you treat others. Words hurt more than you know! It's not wrong to be different,God made everyone special. We should all learn to accept our differences & get along! This would be great for youth groups.