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Release Date: October 01, 2009

Starring: Rachel L. Dennis, Jody Lynn Spradlin, Carly Carclone, Tim Jaeger, Laura McGreevey, and Robert W. Herring

Genre: Drama

Audience: All ages

Rating: Not rated

Runtime: 80 minutes

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Broadway Bridge Productions
3439 NE Sandy Blvd., #242
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (888) 873-0820
Website: www.MiracleOfTheWidow.com

Content:

(CCC, V, A) Very strong Christian worldview with a strong statement about God’s Divine Providence; no foul language; woman has a heart attack; no sex; no nudity; glass of wine sipped; and, nothing else objectionable.


Summary:

THE MIRACLE OF THE WIDOW is the story of Grace who rebels against her family’s faith, only to have to take a job at a bakery where she learns of God’s Providence. Though the script is weak, the performances are terrific, making this a movie worth watching.


Review:

THE MIRACLE OF THE WIDOW starts in Hungary in 1944. A Jewish man hides his family’s precious possessions from the approaching Nazis. After the war, his daughter retrieves the artifacts and takes them to America.
Cut to Grace Harrington graduating from college and heading to Portland, Oregon to establish herself as a teacher. Grace is rebelling against her family’s faith. She gets annoyed when another teacher takes a class of young students to a bakery, where they receive free bread with Bible verses on it. She complains about the Bible verses to everyone and eventually to the education department. This does not endear her to the school and is fired.
When Grace is completely down and out, she’s forced to take a job at this same bakery. The bakery is run by Ruth Zellor, who charges very low prices and seems to have a secret stash of flour because the flour never runs out. One customer notices pictures of some old pottery. Being an art collector, he realizes the pottery is worth quite a bit of money and comes from Ancient Israel. He goes so far as to plot to steal the pottery.
When Ruth takes sick, Grace has to run the bakery, and the question arrives whether Grace will inherit the blessing.
THE MIRACLE OF THE WIDOW has a very intriguing storyline. It clearly shows God’s Providence at work. The movie has deep emotional moments. The direction and acting is good. The music is a little excessive at points. Regrettably, the script is not as tight as it could be. Therefore, there’s some static dialogue and a couple of plot holes. Otherwise, this is a very well made movie and well worth watching.


In Brief:

THE MIRACLE OF THE WIDOW starts in Hungary in 1944. A young Jewish girl smuggles her family’s artifact to America. Cut to Grace, a young teacher who is rebelling against her family’s faith. She complains when another teacher takes a class of students to a bakery, where they receive free bread with Bible verses on it. Her complaints about the verses result in her being fired. Grace is forced to take a job at this same bakery. The bakery is run by Ruth Zellor who seems to have a secret stash of flour because the flour never runs out. When Ruth takes sick, Grace has to run the bakery, and the question arrives whether Grace will inherit the blessing.
THE MIRACLE OF THE WIDOW has a very intriguing storyline. It clearly shows God’s Providence at work. The movie has deep emotional moments. The direction and acting are good. The music is a little excessive at points. Regrettably, the script is not as tight as it could be. Therefore, there’s some static dialogue and some plot holes. Otherwise, this is a very well made movie and well worth watching.