22 December 2014

Quickie Movie Review: "Secrets in the Snow"

Rated: Not Rated (Dove approved for all ages)
Starring: Ashley Murray, Aaron Michael Johnson, and Vincent R. Seidle
Released: 2013
Synopsis: Six high school classmates who barely know one another are snowed in after a freak blizzard hits their hometown.  Though they're not exactly friends, the dire situation puts them in close quarters.  All of them have trouble understanding each other, and the lone adult, Mrs. Burgess, is struggling to help them get along.  Will they learn to stick together before it's too late?

My Review: For an obviously independently produced film, this is actually pretty good.  It's not a massive epic like Son of God, but it works well.  Of particular note was the actress who played the "mean girl," Mary Jake; though her name may have been weird, the part was played very well.  It likely won't be a classic, but, for fans of Christian films who don't want to see Elf or The Santa Clause for the hundredth time this Yule, this is worth checking out.

Content Concerns:

Sex: None. 5/5
Nudity: Slight cleavage; a boy's midriff. 4.5/5
Language: Nothing worse than one usage of "gosh" and another of "jeez". 4.5/5
Violence: A snowball fight. 4.5/5
Drugs: Diabetic medicine is mentioned. 4.5/5
Frightening/Intense Scenes: A guy gets weak because of diabetes. (Spoiler: He lives.) A knock on the school's door implies potential trouble. (Spoiler: It turns out there's no problem.) 4/5
Other: The kids leave the school's library without permission, even though they were told not to exit there without asking. 4/5

Score: 4/5

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