Friday, August 28, 2009

"The Lost & Found Family" Movie Review & Giveaway

I had the privilege of being contacted by Provident Films to watch a sneak peak of the new movie, Lost and Found Family out on DVD September 15th. I intentionally set aside this very afternoon to screen it. Being the first full day that Jack and Jill are gone, I knew I would need a pick me up and inspiration. One of the (many) lines that spoke directly to me?

"Don't count God out yet. His ways aren't our ways... which is probably a good thing because our ways pretty much suck.."

Perfect, no? I laughed out loud.

From their web site:
Five guarded and confused foster children. Two loving, but weary, foster parents. One grieving former socialite. Put them all under one dilapidated roof and you get eight unique individuals in a house.

Or maybe, just maybe, it becomes the family they’ve all been longing for.

The Lost & Found Family is a touching story of hardship, change, and the faith that God can make things better, no matter how difficult the situation appears in our eyes. It’s a great reminder that God brings out the best in us when we show His compassion to those in desperate need of love.


It's a wonderful movie of compassion, hope and love. A theme woven throughout is, although children in foster care are damaged and broken, there's still hope for them if someone is willing to step up.

Check out the trailer..




The Giveaway!!

Want to win your very own copy? Leave me a comment why! Tweet about it? Leave a comment and let me know you did! F/B about it? Comment AGAIN! One commenter will be chosen at random on the September 15th release date!

It's a wonderful movie to add to your own family collection (and church library, as well!). Maybe it will inspire someone off the fence to foster. One thing is for sure, it was just what my heart needed today.

And for that I am grateful.

22 comments:

cloudmaster said...

Not really a comment, but I came across this short article and thought of you. http://ministry-to-children.com/saying-goodbye-to-my-foster-girls/

AccidentalMommy said...

Wow that looks like a great movie. I would like to win because it looks like a movie that I could learn a lot from and that would inspire me.

rhonda said...

I would love to own a copy of the movie. My husband and I are currently waiting on approval from our state. We have completed our training and pretty much written a book to become foster/adopt parents. I have always wanted to adopt it took me about 15 years to convince my husband so here we are patiently waiting on some hurt souls to love, nuture and so much more.

Tiff said...

I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

Hugs!

Sheri said...

I loved the trailer...it looks like a great story of love and loss and love through it all.

"When God closes a door, he opens a window." I love that perspective!

I will be eager to hear your feedback on the movie.

Thanks for doing a giveaway. :)

Anonymous said...

Children are all unique, special and precious. Yet, some are not blessed to be born with a family that can provide for them. I have worked with children for over 35 years, always wanting the best for them and having their best interest at heart. I'd love to see and own the movie.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kendra Field-Bennett said...

I would LOVE this for our family...being foster parents is rough at times and to have an inspirational movie about it would be quite the boost!

Jackie said...

This looks like a wonderful movie. I'd love to win and watch it with my family. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

Theresa N. said...

Sounds like a wonderful movie. My husband and I have talked about become foster parents.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Elaine said...

I have been fortunate enough to give birth to a son in May of 2008 but I have been thinking more and more about adopting one day. My husband's mom was adopted and I am so thankful for that! It sounds like a wonderful film and I'm interested in learning about others' perspective about adoption.

Carrie said...

I would love to adopt and have been mulling over fostering. It terrifies me but I know it would be incredibly rewarding and is so needed. Unfortunately, my husband isn't on the same page as me... perhaps this is a movie we need to sit and watch to help open his heart to the possibility and to at least get him to start thinking about it a bit.

Nancye said...

I would like ti win this movie because it looks interesting.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

I Tweeted about this Giveaway.

http://twitter.com/
NancyeDavis/status/3711422741


nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

I posted on Facebook about this Giveway

http://www.facebook.com/people/Nancye-Epperson-Davis/
1590164998#/home.php?ref=home

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth

amweeks said...

I would love to win this! It's so hard sometimes to find movies that are touching, heartwarming and inspirational, revolving around family. I love movies like this!

amweeks said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/amweeks/status/3734265573

The Demille's said...

I would like to win because it looks like a great inspirational film, and I could always use one of those!
rachel_demille@yahoo.com

The Demille's said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/tobinsmommy08/status/3829325147
rachel_demille@yahoo.com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

oh, this sounds cute. and I like Lucas Till.

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

tweet:

http://twitter.com/ShootingStarMag/status/3903629774

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Anita said...

Hello,
I would like to win this DVD because I believe it would be the perfect example of hope for my little family of 10 to see. My husband lost his job two years ago and as a result we lost our home to forclosure. God provided through a family that had two homes and we have been living here ever since. The family now needs to sell the home we are in. We do not have enough money to buy this home, but God does. If it is His will that we would be able to stay, we would be happy to do so. If not, we are sure that whatever He has for us must be better. His ways are not our ways. His ways are always better, even if we can't see it right away. God's wil be done!
Thank you for this opportunity, and thanks to the people who made the film. People need to know that we can ALWAYS trust God to take care of us. He is always faithful, even when we are not. He loves us, and will never leave us nor forsake us. He is good, ALL the time!

Terra H. said...

This seems like an inspiring, touching story that would be great for the whole family to watch.
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