Beautifully Broken

Movie review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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age 14+

Inspiring true story has violent genocide flashbacks.

PG-13 2018 108 minutes

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age 12+

Finally a High Quality Christian Movie

IMO most Christian movies are cheesy, low-budget, and have terrible scripts and acting. They portray being a Christian as God radically changing your life right after conversion or that all you have to do is go into your prayer closet and soon after all of your prayers will be answered. This movie is different. Great actors portray what it is really like to trust God. Sometimes we have to wait years, or decades for God to answer prayer. This shows 3 families who are struggling with having faith in God and not giving up hope through their struggles. I think this movie can be an encouragement to us to keep praying through our darkest times. There are some disturbing scenes depicting Rwanda's history. There is no blood and they quickly cut the scene when someone is shot or killed by a machete. I plan to allow my 11 and 13 year olds to watch it but will first talk to them about Rwanda's history to help them understand that this is not "movie violence" but something that happened to real people. The rape scene just shows the man entering the bathroom, locking the door, and putting his hand over the girl's mouth. Later on when she talks about it she never says "rape". She just said "He did something bad to me." You can easily tell younger kids that someone hurt her without going into the details. I think this is an excellent film for all Christians and can open up some deep conversations with our kids.

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