Friday, October 16, 2009

Faith Like Potatoes

My family doesn't watch TV much, but we love a good movie. Thankfully, in the last few years Christians have been producing more and more of them. So when we saw a review for Faith Like Potatoes at the end of as great a movie as Fireproof, our expectations were high.

After waiting several months, we finally rented it from Blockbuster and watched it. Unfortunately, it didn't meet our expectations and I want to encourage you to save your money for something better. Or else just save it for the sake of saving it.

There was nothing particularly exciting about the begining of the movie, and it stayed relatively boring throughout. By itself, this doesn't make it a bad movie, but I'd much rather watch an interesting good movie than a boring one!

It wasn't just boring, however. The main character cusses throughout, as do other people. Not the worst of American cuss words, but "bloody" and euphemisms for the "d" and "h" words.

The main character's wife dresses immodestly, with tight tops and cleavage showing. My dad used the word "Barbie." Other women occasionally wear similar clothing. And the main character himself takes a phone call wearing nothing but his boxers.

There are also several theological problems throughout, such as viewing personal devotions as church, a confusing "conversion experience," and a charismatic doctrine of physical healing and even raising people from the dead.

All in all, it didn't really meet our standards of a Christian movie. Here are some better ideas:


Facing the Giants



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