Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Shunning ~ DVD Review & Giveaway

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If viewing in a reader, see the video clip for Beverly Lewis' The Shunning here

From the website release:

Before she succumbs to cancer, the dying wish of Laura Mayfield-Bennett is to be reunited with the daughter she never knew. Unfortunately, that daughter, Katie Lapp, is a member of the Amish order. Katie is about to be married, but uneasy about the path ahead.  Now she discovers the secret her parents have kept from her: she's adopted.
The film is based on the celebrated first novel of the best-selling "The Heritage of Lancaster County" book series from author Beverly Lewis. Stars Danielle Panabaker & Sherry Stringfield.

My Thoughts

I have read so many of Beverly Lewis’ books and was excited to see this come to video. This video more than met my expectations and is truly a wonderful production! The filming and acting were more than I expected and I was so glad to hear that they are currently working on the screenplay for the next book in the series {The Heritage of Lancaster County series was three books}.

While some viewers may be disappointed in the ending, it is a part of a series and they did not cram all three story lines into one movie ~ which I am grateful for. There are a few things that would be inconsistent in the Amish society {the wearing of makeup, for instance}, but I understand the world of making people look good on film! :)

The film is listed as unrated, but I would give it a PG rating, although I do not recall any language or other material in the film. One of the main characters does talk about her past when she was an unmarried, pregnant 16-year-old, but everything is handled really well and would be suitable for older children to watch. This is definitely a movie I’ll be holding onto!

Film Specifics

This film is unrated and has a running time of 88 minutes.

The Giveaway

Would you like to win a copy of The Shunning on DVD?  Fly Propeller has offered a copy to one of my readers! Leave a comment on this post ~ be sure there is a way for me to contact you. The giveaway will be open until Monday, September 26th at 8pm.

This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to read my disclosure policy. This movie was provided for review by FlyPropeller. All opinions expressed in this review are solely my own.

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