Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Shunning DVD (Review & Giveaway)

As one can tell from my previous blog reviews, I love heart-felt movies that are family friendly. When I watch a movie, I would like to be moved, in a positive way. I'm happy to tell my readers about another one of those great movies. Hallmark has a reputation for reliable and quality family-friendly tv programs and movies. Most recently they released The Shunning. Here is a synopsis:
"Before she succumbs to
cancer, the dying wish of Laura Mayfield-Bennett is to be reunited with the daughter she never knew. Unfortunately, that daughter, Katie Lapp, is a member of the Amish order. Katie is about to be married, but uneasy about the path ahead. Now she discovers the secret her parents have kept from her: she's adopted. The film is based on the celebrated first novel of the best-selling "The Heritage of Lancaster County" book series from author Beverly Lewis. Stars Danielle Panabaker & Sherry Stringfield."
The author, Beverly Lewis, was born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country and is The New York Times bestselling author of more than eighty books. Her stories have been published in eleven languages worldwide. A keen interest in her mother's Plain heritage has inspired Lewis to write many Amish-related novels, beginning with "The Shunning," which has sold more than one million copies. In 2007, Lewis' "The Brethren" was honored with a Christy Award. The acting in this movie is fabulous as well as the story-line. For a story about an Amish family, it is intriguing and held my attention. The plot and acting was very believable and it was interesting to have a peek into the Amish culture. There were intense moments, moments of pure innocence, touching moments, moments that provoked sympathy, and moments of celebration. To summarize, it was a dynamic, quality movie which I highly enjoyed and would recommend to anybody.

As I was blessed to receive and review this movie, so shall a reader.

*Mandatory Entry*
Please tell me, in a blog comment, why you would like to win this DVD.

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Winner will be chosen on Sunday, November 20th. Entries will end at 12:01 am. If the chosen winner (via random number generator) does not respond within 72 hours, I will choose another winner. If there is no way in which I can contact you, another winner will be chosen.
Good luck and blessings to all!


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75 comments:

jajils said...

I'd like to win this dvd because it is so close to home

sweepmom said...

I live near an Amish community but don't know much about the lifestyle and beliefs. I would love to see this to learn more about the culture.

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I THINK THIS IS A FAMILY MOVIE

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smilekisses said...

Fascinated by the PA Dutch. I have visited Lancaster a couple of times. Beautiful country! Would love to see the movie.
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Nicole C. said...

I would like to win because I loved this book.

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Kathy said...

I read this book and would like to see movie

bored2quickly said...

I really want to see this movie! I like Danielle Panabaker and I find the topic interesting. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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huggr1960 said...

Quite a different concept for a movie.

Jim W. said...

I envy the Amish, it's an uncomplicated life.

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Erica C. said...

It sounds like a good movie...I'd like to check it out.
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jsc123 said...

I would love to be able to watch this movie with my sister when she comes to visit over Christmas.

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love to watch this with my family, thanks for the chance

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daveshir2005 said...

I would like to win because I love reading books on the amish and this would be a good movie.

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erma said...

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Diane52 said...

Follow via google and would love to win, since i'm very interested in this culture.
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Jessica said...
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Jessica said...

I would love to have this movie for the whole family to watch:-)
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Jim said...

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Anonymous said...

I'm interested to see a movie about the Amish and I hear there is some great scenery depicted (which I love)

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Ashley Brauer said...

My mom loves Beverly Lewis...I think she's love this movie! Maybe just in time for Christmas.
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wallindeb said...

I want to win because I heard it is really good, and I would like to see it and add it to my collection.
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Atreau said...

I would love to win because I loved the movie!

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Angela Cisco said...

We are around a lot of Amish and I would like to learn more about them without asking.

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I would like to win this DVD because it looks really interesting

loni said...

It looks like a very interesting movie!


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Candie L said...

I like learning about different peoples cultures. Thank you

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