Monday, October 10, 2011

Two Thumbs up for "Courageous"

My husband and I went to see the movie "Courageous" Sunday evening.  WOW!  What a great movie.  As one friend of ours described it, it was "an emotional rollercoaster!"  There was one moment when I was still wiping away the tears and laughing hard at the same moment.  It is so impressive to see what this one church has done with these movies.  Is it your top-quality Hollywood  But what it lacks in some areas, it makes up for in the message that it portrays.

The whole story centers around fatherhood; how this country needs to have strong fathers who will stand up and take responsibility for their actions and their families.  Fathers who will form their children, especially their sons, to be the God-centered, loving, and morally responsible human beings they were created to be.

My husband wondered how many wives out there would let there husbands be the kind of husbands portrayed in the movies.  The whole man-as-the-head-of-the-household thing has gotten so skewed in our society, that how many women are willing to take those "pants" off and give them back to their husband?  The movie did a great job at portraying the wives as supportive, loving women who did not dominate their husbands.  It was very refreshing to see a wife portrayed that way. It was a very subtle sub-plot and I wonder how many people will pick up on it.

I'm not sure how long this movie will be in the theaters, but if you get a chance to go see it, we would highly recommend it!


  1. I thought it was refreshing to see the women in the movie portrayed as wives and mothers, not as the leader of a group of men, holding her own machine gun and getting the "bad guy" herself.