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Release Date: July 02, 2004

Starring: N/A

Genre: Documentary

Audience: General

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 84 minutes

Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Director: Louis Schwartzberg

Executive Producer:

Producer: Vincent Ueber

Writer:

Address Comments To:

Michael Eisner, Chairman/CEO
Buena Vista Distribution Co.
Dick Cook, Chairman
The Walt Disney Company
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
Phone: (818) 560-1000
Website: www.disney.com

Content:

(CC, PC, FR, L, S, N, M) Christian worldview, with a very few politically correct elements, brief false religion reference which is ambiguous, and lots of positive statements about church, prayer, Jesus, and faith; one “oh my God”; no violence; some Latin Salsa dancers who dance provocatively; some Latin Salsa dancers are dressed provocatively; no smoking or drinking; and, some shots of street people, but nothing else objectionable.

GENRE: Documentary

Summary:

AMERICA’S HEART AND SOUL is a beautifully photographed ode to the best in America, a celebration of the good and of faith. It is hard to sustain a documentary full of vignettes, but there are very few moments that lag in this movie; most of it tugs at the heartstrings, and should make everyone who sees it stand up and cheer for America.

Review:

AMERICA’S HEART AND SOUL is a beautifully photographed ode to the best in America, a celebration of the good and of faith. This captivating documentary introduces us to individuals around the country, from Thomas Roudy Rouderbush, one of the last cowboys in Colorado, to dairy farmer musician George Woodard, to Pastor Cecil Williams, to aerobatic pilot Patty Wagstaff, to Olympic boxer Michael Bennett, to blind mountain climber Erik Weihnmayer, who is climbing the tallest peak on each of the seven continents, to jazz musician James Andrews, to oil well firefighter Ace Barnes, to gospel singer Mosie Brook, and many more. AMERICA’S HEART AND SOUL presents captivating portraits of people full of faith and values. In the process, it teaches us something about America and something about the soul.

The move is peppered with great faithful reflections. Mosie Brook had to take care of her younger siblings after her mother died. She would work and cook all night and then go to bed praying for miracles. The next morning, God would provide through a loving neighbor or unknown benefactor. One farmer talks about God’s glory and Jesus’ first miracle. Another person asks if Jesus came back, what kind of car would He drive? Another person talks about the sovereignty of God. And, another one claims that “God blesses me to bless Him.” Furthermore, the Gospel songs, as well as the other music, are faithful and terrific.

It is hard to sustain a documentary full of vignettes, but there are very few moments that lag in this movie. Most of it tugs at the heartstrings, and the photography is superb. The music is representative of the different individuals. It is several movie vignettes that have come together to form a seamless whole. This is a courageous movie to distribute and should make everyone who sees it stand up and cheer for America.

In Brief:

AMERICA’S HEART AND SOUL is a beautifully photographed ode to the best in America, a celebration of the good and of faith. This captivating documentary introduces us to individuals around the country, from one of the last cowboys in Colorado to a dairy farmer to a blind mountain climber. AMERICA’S HEART AND SOUL presents captivating portraits of people full of faith and values. It teaches us something about America and something about the soul. One of the stories is about Mosie Brook, who had to take care of her younger siblings after her mother died. She would work and cook all night and then go to bed praying for miracles; the next morning, God would provide through a loving neighbor or unknown benefactor.

These stories are uplifting and inspirational, and the Gospel songs, as well as the other music, are faithful and terrific. It is hard to sustain a documentary full of vignettes, but there are very few moments that lag in this movie. Most of it tugs at the heartstrings, and the photography is superb. This is a courageous movie to distribute and should make everyone who sees it stand up and cheer for America.