A Country Music Song Brought to Life
Release Date: September 08, 2006
Starring: Toby Keith, Kelly Preston,
Burt Reynolds, Lindsey Haun,
Willie Nelson, Tess Harper,
and Anna Maria Horsford
Audience: Teenagers to adults
Distributor: Paramount Vantage
Director: Steven Goldmann
Executive Producer: None
Producer: Sara Risher and Donald
Writer: Cherie Bennett and Jeff
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Angela, played by Kelly Preston, is a very successful on-air TV reporter in Miami. Her manipulative boss is both obnoxious and all over her. Her grunge-band daughter, Dixie, is angry and rebellious. When Angela's brother and best friend die in an Army training accident, she takes Dixie back to her tiny home town in Tennessee. There, she finds her ever-loving mother and her still-angry father, played by Burt Reynolds. Her father disowned her for getting pregnant as a teenager and running away from home. Angela also has to confront her childhood love, Bo (played by country music star Toby Keith), who was at the top of the country charts but has been drinking himself into oblivion to forget his love for Angela.
As the story unfolds, wounds start to heal. Bo and Dixie overcome their resentment and anger, and even have a symbolic baptism in the sulfur springs. Rape is rebuked, alcohol is rebuked, smoking is rebuked, and country legends are brought in to help the hurting families.
If it weren't for the 34 obscenities, this would be an exceptionally good movie about broken people who need and find redemption. It is very clear in BROKEN BRIDGES where that redemption is found and that is Jesus Christ. The acting and dialogue is extremely realistic, so much so that it captures and holds the viewer. The storyline is simple, but well-told, with appropriate beats, good turning points and wonderful country songs thrown into the mix. BROKEN BRIDGES is clearly one of the better movies in 2006 dealing with heartache and making up for all the wrong choices.
If it weren't for its 34 obscenities, BROKEN BRIDGES would be an exceptionally good movie about broken people who need and find redemption. In BROKEN BRIDGES where that redemption is found and that is Jesus Christ. The acting and dialogue is extremely realistic, so much so that it captures and holds the viewer. The storyline is simple, but well-told, with good turning points and wonderful country songs. BROKEN BRIDGES is clearly one of the better movies in 2006 dealing with heartache and making up for the wrong choices.