WALKING WITH HERB Star Kathleen Quinlan Said Her Role Challenged Her Faith
By Movieguide® Staff
Kathleen Quinlan stars in the new faith-based movie, WALKING WITH HERB, alongside George Lopez and Edward James Olmos. Quinlan said that the uplifting true story challenged her to analyze her faith.
“It’s been such a dark time that everyone’s going through and still is,” Quinlan told The Christian Post. “My faith has been adjusted. Sheila, in the movie, has more faith than I do. I’m not religious, per se, but I would think this would be a really rough time for anybody that didn’t believe in something bigger than themselves.”
She continued: “When else do you need faith? Certainly not when things are going well. But now, I think we need a lot because thank God the scientists are helping to pull us through this and there are people like that that will work tirelessly to make that happen.”
The veteran Hollywood actress encouraged others to turn towards faith instead of fear.
“We don’t know what’s coming and we know things are changing right underneath our feet. But we don’t know what’s ahead, so I hope we can muster up a little more faith,” Quinlan said. “I’m certainly going to try.”
Quinlan plays Sheila, who stands alongside her husband, even when he loses faith.
“If only we could be like Sheila. Like, it’s OK that I believe what I believe in. It’s OK that you believe what you believe. If your belief and your faith is not inclusive of other people, then we’re sunk already, divided we fall,” Quinlan said.
Quinlan noted that WALKING WITH HERB is a “breath of fresh air,” for audiences.
“Everything has its place, and not everybody wants to go to the movies or sit in their living room at the end of a hard day and watch something really challenging and difficult. I mean, I’m a really sensitive person, so challenging and difficult is interesting to me, certainly as an actor,” Quinlan said.
WALKING WITH HERB is exclusively in theaters on April 30, May 1, and May 3 for Fathom Events.
A portion of Movieguide®’s review reads:
WALKING WITH HERB is a faith-based comedy about a 65-year-old bank manager who’s lost his faith in God because of his granddaughter’s death. Joe gets a second chance when God gives him an assignment to win an eccentric billionaire’s $300 million golf tournament to be the golf champion of the world. God sends an angel named Herb to help Joe. Being an amateur, Joe must qualify for the world championship tournament by winning one of the top two spots in a qualifying golf tournament. Eventually, Joe must face an angry young golfer who’s upset he must compete against a 65-year-old amateur.
WALKING WITH HERB is a whimsical, lighthearted, well-acted comedy. The second half is especially good. It has lots of charm and humor, and ends on a satisfying, uplifting note. WALKING WITH HERB has a strong Christian, moral worldview. It stresses overcoming doubt and disappointment with faith in God and being obedient to God. The movie also has an uplifting message about helping and inspiring other people. WALKING WITH HERB contains some references to Buddhism and Judaism, however; so, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution.