THE WAY BACK HOME

Finding Faith

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Release Date: December 31, 2007

Starring: Michael Houston King, Julie Harris, Ruby Dee, Deezer D, Danny Nucci, Tessie Santiago, and Mina Badie

Genre: Drama

Audience: Older children to adults

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 93 minutes

Address Comments To:

Attn: Michael H. King and Paul Sirmons
Back Home Productions, Inc.
2209 Valencia Rd.
Orlando, FL. 32803
Website: www.thewaybackhomemovie.com
Email: mhoustonk@bellsouth.net

Content:

(CC, BB, L, V, N, D, M) Strong Christian worldview with conversion and clear moral values supporting faith and family, including responsibility to care for your loved ones and to bloom where you are planted; two obscenities and three light profanities; implied violence with woman seen hanging from rope in shadow; no sex scenes but some kissing; brief upper male nudity in one scene; no alcohol use; smoking; and, confused doctrine about angels.

Summary:

THE WAY BACK HOME is the story about a young professional, Spencer Krane, who travels back to his hometown of Sanford, Florida after the tragic death of his wife. Overall, THE WAY BACK HOME tugs at the heartstrings and delivers a way back home to those core values that make living worthwhile.

Review:

THE WAY BACK HOME is the story about a young professional, Spencer Krane, who travels back to his hometown of Sanford, Florida after the tragic death of his beloved wife and unborn child. Spencer wrestles with his alienation and anger at God.

Back home, Spencer takes care of his grandmother, Jo, who has suffered a stroke. He also re-establishes contact with his African-American friend, LV, and LV's mother, Maude, who helped Jo raise Spencer at the grand Krane southern colonial homestead after Spencer's parents died in an accident. Over the course of a summer, Spencer’s family and friends help him to reevaluate his life, develop a sense of hope for his future and understand faith in God for the first time.

There are wonderful poignant moments in THE WAY BACK HOME that reaffirm the Christian faith in eternal life, salvation and love. Both Jo and Maude are beacons of faith, and LV helps interpret the faith of the older generation to Spencer.

Although the movie is lyrical in its character-focused pacing, it has clear plot and jeopardy to capture and hold the audience’s attention.

The direction of the acting is sometimes too melodramatic, but there are many moments of insight and compassionate drama. A standout in the movie is rapper Deezer D, who delivers an infectious, lively performance as Spencer's boyhood buddy, LV.

Overall, THE WAY BACK HOME brings one to a deeper understanding of faith and the meaning of life. It tugs at the heartstrings and delivers a way back home to those core values that make living worthwhile.

In Brief:

THE WAY BACK HOME tells the story of Spencer Krane, who travels back to his hometown of Sanford, Florida after the tragic death of his wife and unborn child. There, Spencer takes care of his grandmother, Jo, who had a stroke. He also re-establishes contact with his African-American friend, LV, and LV's mother, Maude, who helped Jo raise Spencer after Spencer's parents died. At home, Spencer reevaluates his life, develops hope and begins to understand faith in the God who gives us eternal life.

There are wonderful moments in THE WAY BACK HOME that reaffirm the Christian faith in eternal life, salvation and love. Both Jo and Maude manifest faith, and LV helps interpret their faith to Spencer. Although the movie is lyrically paced, it has a clear plot and jeopardy to hold the audience’s attention. The direction is sometimes too melodramatic, but there are many moments of insight and compassionate drama. A standout is rapper Deezer D, who delivers an infectious, lively performance as Spencer's boyhood buddy, LV. Overall, THE WAY BACK HOME tugs at the heartstrings and delivers a way back home to those core values that make living worthwhile.