Movie Review: Beyond the Farthest Star

facebook-masterheadLast weekend, my cousin and I left the husbands with the kids for our quarterly Mom’s Movie Night. I had gotten tickets to see a film I’d been waiting over a decade for–and I wasn’t disappointed.

Beyond the Farthest Star written and directed by Andrew Librizzi begins with a once-famous preacher and his small troubled family moving to the rural town of Leonard, Texas. They are hoping to make a fresh start, and Leonard is a perfect little place to keep all their secrets–the very things that were destroying their relationships with each other and with God, the things that kept them from living and forced them to hide from the only thing that could help–the truth.

But God, as He often does, refuses to let them live lies. He sets in motion a string of events that brings everything into the light where no darkness can hide.

The story is told in quick clips and edits that escalates from the very first scene. As the story progresses, the wave of conflict and emotion between each of the three main characters builds with swift intensity. The microcosm of their lives is so rich in depth and honesty, it’s hard not to love them, feel sorry for them, and root for them to find their happily ever after.

So moving and emotional with a message of hope that shines like a thousand stars. You can’t help but feel the hurt, betrayal, vulnerability of each member of the family. The story reaches into your heart and touches in a personal way. My heart ached for Ann and Adam, longing for them to find the closeness they’d shared–reconciling the hearts of the children to their fathers. Such a powerful message; such a powerful movie!





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About Kary Rader

Kary Rader is a stay-at-home mother of three, avid reader and slave to the characters and worlds inside her head. Always creative, she's drawn to stories with fantastical worlds and creatures. With a little bit of magic and divine guidance, there isn't anything that can't be accomplished. And it's the power of words that creates and destroys. Vanquishing evil and injustice while finding eternal love in the process is all in a day's work. And with the help of her critique partners and master cartographer imaginary places come to life. Come join her for an adventure and maybe you too will be claimed by passion and changed by love. Because there is no greater power than the human spirit and anything is possible if you believe. Let the fantasy begin…

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