Foreclosed – Movie Review


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. 


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. 



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.


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. 



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


Author: Sharon Wilharm

Sharon Wilharm is a female filmmaker, blogger, and speaker with over a decade of industry experience. She and her husband, Fred, just released SUMMER OF '67, their seventh feature film. Their movies have screened in theaters, festivals, and churches around the globe as well as multiple television networks. They've accumulated dozens of festival accolades including many Best of Fest awards and 4 ICVM Crown Awards. Sharon is passionate about visual storytelling, branding, and marketing and would love to speak at your upcoming event.

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