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Yes, I got to review another movie! I love it when I can tell you about movies the whole family can watch. I love it even more when the movies are fantastic! Ring the Bell is one of those movies.
I was a little worried because sometimes the Christian movies can be a little cheesy. Don't get me wrong, I love them all and we own most of them but the quality is sometimes lower than that of the 'big budget' Hollywood movies. That can be what sets them apart along with their messages but some find them hard to watch.
Ring the Bell is not that way. It is very well done and had me crying by the end. It is real and easy to get into. I found myself instantly put off by the main character but soon cared about what was going to happen to him. The Gospel message is presented in a natural way that doesn't feel forced and the big name appearances are fun to watch for.
Steven Curtis Chapman, Casting Crowns, Matthew West, and others make appearances in this wonderful family movie. You won't want to miss this one. Watch this trailer:
About Ring the Bell:
Ring The Bell shares the story of a slick, big city sports agent Rob Decker who seems to have it all. But on his latest mission to sign a high school baseball superstar, Rob becomes stranded in a small town where the simplicity of life—and the faith of the people—stand in stark contrast to his own fast-paced, win-at-all-costs mindset. Torn between these two worlds, will Rob have the courage to let faith transform his life? This heartwarming story of redemption is sure to entertain and inspire the whole family.
Ring The Bell features a host of well-known Christian music artists, such as Mark Hall along with his band Casting Crowns, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Matthew West, all who play a role in this inspirational drama. Several former and current Major League Baseball all-stars are also featured in the film: ESPN analysts John Kruk and Rick Sutcliffe (a former Cy Young Award winner), along with Ben Zobrist.
This family-friendly movie was produced by Mark Miller, Beach Street Records' founder and Casting Crowns’ producer. Miller, who is also the lead singer and founder of country music group Sawyer Brown, co-wrote the script with Thomas Weber and Weber directed the production.
This DVD has some pretty cool features we enjoyed watching. Don't forget to check them out when you get your copy.
DVD Special Features:
The Heart of "Ring the Bell"
Casting Crowns “The Well” Music Video
On Set with Casting Crowns
A Very Special Movie
Ringing the Bell
The Artists and Music of "Ring The Bell"
Ring the Bell is available on DVD for only $19.99
**You can also get a copy by entering my GIVEAWAY!! Just answer the question: Who is your favorite Christian performer? Be sure to leave your email so I can get a hold of you. I'll draw on Thursday May 9th.