22 November 2014

Quickie Movie Review: "My Christmas Soldier"

Rated: Not Rated (Dove approved for all ages)
Starring: Mac Powell, Frank Brennan, and Silvio Wolf Busch
Released: 2006
Synopsis: It's Christmas Eve, 1943, and young Gordy is eagerly awaiting the arrival of his father's train.  Problem is, with all of the soldiers returning, many of the locomotives are held up.  One train is said to have German passengers, which upsets everyone, as the US is currently at war with the Nazis.  Gordy, however, wants to give the Germans some Christmas cheer, so, he offers them some hot chocolate.  What happens next not only surprises Gordy and his family, but the entire town.
Narrated by Mac Powell of CCM's Third Day.

My Review: This film is short--a mere thirty-five minutes, including the closing credits--but enjoyable as a piece of history.  Those looking for an inspirational Yuletide film will like this.  It may have a bit of a low budget, but, as with other Christian-themed flicks such as Seasons of Gray, its heart shines brightly despite that.  The only warning I must give is that a lot of the dialogue is in German with English subtitles, which may cause problems for those who have trouble reading.

Content Concerns:
  • Sex: None. 5/5
  • Nudity: None. 5/5
  • Language: The term "Kraut" is used as a derogatory term for Germans. 4/5
  • Violence: Discussions about war violence; nothing is shown. 4/5
  • Drugs: None. 5/5
  • Frightening/Intense Scenes: None. 5/5
Score: 4/5

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