The movie tells the interwoven stories of Luke (T.J. Dalrymple) and Alé (Erin Bethea), who marry right after school and move to India to serve as missionaries for Embrace A Village, a ministry that cares for those afflicted with leprosy and their families; aspiring financier Catherine (Kate Cobb), who joins a prestigious financial institution determined to make an impact on corporate America; Ryder (Matthew Florida), who lands an impressive job in social media and can’t wait to use the powerful medium for a greater good; and Ethan (Shawn-Caulin Young,) seemingly the odd man out, who struggles to find his God-given-purpose and feels sidelined by God.
I have mixed feelings about This is Our Time. It is a wholesome film appropriate for the entire family although probably of most interest to teens through adults. There is no use of drugs, alcohol or smoking. There is no violence, inappropriate language nor mention of sex. It has an important message especially for youth graduating from high school or college. God and faith are mentioned often as it is a Christian film.
There was something about the quality of the filming that struck me as less than the big screen - there were multiple scene changes that utilized a longer than expected blackout. The actors playing the main characters (who just graduated college) looked too old (although that is commonly done in Hollywood). At times, I found the background music to be distracting under the dialogue; I think its volume needed to be lowered.
You can view the trailer here but it does contain spoilers. I think the film would provide great topics for discussion for high school youth groups and even young adult groups. Overall I would give the film a B-
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