Foreclosed – Movie Review

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Summary –

Foreclosed follows a family struggling in this very tough current economy. As they lose everything, they learn valuable lessons including how to be content and have faith no matter what life brings. 

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Review – 

I’ve been hearing much buzz about this movie and have heard only positive reviews, so I was anxious to see it for myself. At a mere 18 minutes, the film packs quite a lot of story in a short period of time and is an easy watch even for busy folks. 

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We’re currently in the process of producing a silent feature, so the film’s opening immediately caught my attention. Writer/director Michael Gier introduces the story and covers the passage of time in a three minute montage without any dialogue. I appreciated how he was able to compress the substance of the story in just a few well planned scenes that showed the progression from young couple buying their dream home to couple with children struggling to survive.

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The acting in Foreclosed is top notch. Zia Domic in particular does a great job of portraying a woman desperate to save her house and her dreams. I also enjoyed the comic relief of David Bickford playing the pushy realtor. 

Composer Paul Sumares provides a musical score throughout the film that is a perfect match for the story. 

The movie has a distinct Christian worldview but is not overtly religious. It’s ideal for churches to use as a launching pad for Bible studies or sermon series on finances or contentment. It would be equally appealing, however, for a secular audience dealing with financial struggles. 

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Foreclosed is powerful movie ideal for families struggling to find contentment in challenging circumstances. 

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