This past spring at a homeschool convention, I received information
Pride, a 2010 movie production by Unusual Films (a division of Bob Jones
University). I didn't have a lot of time to stop and visit at the booth, so
I took a business card and soon forgot about it. Then, the opportunity presented
itself to review the film, and I jumped at the chance.
As a Christian homeschool family who made the decision years ago
to cut our cable television service, we entertain ourselves with
movies. It's not always easy to find decent, family-friendly movies
these days, though. I love that there are companies stepping up
to the plate to change that!
Milltown Pride is set in South Carolina in the 1920s.
It's the story of Will Wright, whose goal in life is to play baseball.
Will decides that, in order to fulfill his dreams, he'll need to
leave behind his "easy" life (as part of a wealthy family) and
take a job at a local textile mill in order to play for the company
baseball team. He quickly rises to local stardom, but it's not
without its trials and temptations. Will makes some bad decisions
and gets involved in some things that he shouldn't. Through it
all, the gospel is presented in a clear and prominent way.
Our family really enjoyed Milltown Pride. It was a great family
movie with a clear message and lots of discussion starters. In
addition to family entertainment, this movie would be a great thing
to share with a Sunday school class or small group. A PDF devotional
guide is available to download from the website; it includes discussion
starters on the topics of Pleasing God or Pleasing Self, Hypocrisy,
Who or What are You Serving?, Salvation, and New Life in Christ.
I commend BJU for their production of this film. The film itself
is of excellent quality, and the actors and actresses did a tremendous
job. I hope to see more great movies from Unusual Films.
Milltown Pride can be ordered through the website listed above. It currently
sells for $19.96 (which is 20% off the regular rate). I feel the movie is
well worth this price, as it's one that you will watch over and over again
with your family. The DVDs can also be ordered in sets of 10 (saving 25%
off the regular rate).