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ORDINARY ANGELS

"Great Insights into Spiritual Blessings"

What You Need To Know:

ORDINARY ANGELS is a very exciting, heartrending movie. The movie opens with a little baby girl being born to Ed Schmitt and his wife. Regrettably, some three years later, the mother dies. Then, Ed finds out his young daughter, Michelle, is dying of a failing kidney. Sharon, a woman with low self-esteem and a drinking problem working in a local beauty shop, decides to help. She holds a fundraiser for Michelle and helps Ed with his hospital bills, but Ed doesn’t trust her. Things come to a head when Ed tries to rush Michelle to a hospital in a blizzard to get her a kidney transplant.

ORDINARY ANGELS is a very exciting movie. It’s also extremely heartrending because it shows many people volunteering to help this little girl. Even the television station in the small community helps and asks people for prayer. Frankly, very few movies have so well integrated Christian faith, values and entertainment together like ORDINARY ANGELS. That said, MOVIEGUIDE® suggests light caution for younger children because of the mother’s death and moments where the little girl vomits blood.

Content:

(CCC, BBB, V, AA, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Very strong Christian worldview based on a very strong biblical point of view with a great understanding that people will meet angels unawares and that angels can be ordinary people who are messengers of God;

Foul Language:
No foul language;

Violence:
Little girl dying needs a kidney transplant, little girl’s mother dies a few years after the birth, father gets upset with some destructive actions but not toward any person, woman gets upset again not toward any person, terrible blizzard where father is trying to drive his daughter miles away to an airport to get her to a kidney transplant when all the roads are closed, and he tries to ram a fallen tree off the road with his truck;

Sex:
No immoral sex or lewd content (husband kisses his wife);

Nudity:
No nudity;

Alcohol Use:
Extreme alcohol use by alcoholic woman who becomes an instrument of God’s grace, but;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Man is angry at God after wife dies and daughter has a life-threatening medical problem and he finds out he owes hundreds of thousands of dollars to the hospital, grown son treats mother badly because of her alcoholism, father treats woman who’s trying to help his daughter very badly.

More Detail:

ORDINARY ANGELS is a very exciting, heartrending movie about a woman with severe self-esteem issues who decides to become a blessing to a little girl dying of kidney failure. ORDINARY ANGELS deals with strong subjects in a very clean and yet powerful manner that avoids wallowing in the type of violence shown in most movies these days.

The movie opens with a little baby girl being born to Ed Schmitt and his wife. Regrettably, very three years after the birth, the mother dies; and then, to up the ante of the pain Ed’s feeling, he finds out his little daughter, Michelle, is dying of a failing kidney.

Sharon, who works at a local beauty shop, sees a newspaper article about Michelle. Sharon’s life has been one failure after another, and she consumes copious amounts of alcohol to kill the voice in her head that says she’s no good. Even her grown son hates her and won’t talk to her. Reading the newspaper article about Michelle, Sharon decides to do what she can to help.

First of all, she organizes a fundraiser at the beauty shop to raise money for the Michelle’s medical treatment. When she comes to Ed’s house, he doesn’t trust her, but she hands him the money in an envelope, which is an answer from God to his anxiety that he couldn’t pay the hospital bills. Ed’s mother invites Sharon into the house to eat dinner with them even though Ed couldn’t even afford to buy pasta. Ed still doesn’t trust Sharon and tells her not to bother with him. His mother tells Ed not to lose his faith.

When it looks like Ed is being turned away from the hospital because of a couple hundreds of thousand dollars in bills, Sharon talks the head of the hospital into forgiving Ed all of his debt from his wife’s problems to his daughter’s medical problems. Ed still doesn’t trust her, but she goes in starting to look at his bills and deciding which bills to pay, which bills can wait, and which ones to ignore. Through many fundraising efforts, she starts to help him.

[SPOILERS FOLLOW] Eventually, the hospital tells Ed that Michelle needs a kidney transplant, but since they live in a small town in Kentucky, He will have to get Michelle to a big city hospital within a very short period of time, so he’ll have to fly a private plane. Ed gives up again, but Sharon talks to several businesses and convinces them to have their planes available. Finally, Ed gets word there’s a kidney available but it’s the worst snowstorm in the history of the city. He starts out toward the airport miles away, but every road is blocked. So, the only solution is a helicopter. Can Sharon find a helicopter that will fly during the worst winter storm ever? Can Ed get to the hospital in time with Michelle?

ORDINARY ANGELS is a very exciting movie. It’s also extremely heartrending because it shows many people volunteering to help this little girl. Even the television station in the small community helps and asks for prayer. In other words, we’re not in New York or Los Angeles anymore. ORDINARY ANGELS has a strong Christian worldview with great insights into spiritual blessings. Frankly, very few movies have so well integrated faith, values and entertainment like ORDINARY ANGELS. That said, there should be light caution because of the death of the mother and the life threatening moments with the little girl, including some moments where she throws up blood.

Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV. Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.

What you listen to, watch, and read has power. Movieguide® wants to give you the resources to empower the good and the beautiful. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support.

You can make a difference with as little as $7. It takes only a moment. If you can, consider supporting our ministry with a monthly gift. Thank you.

Movieguide® is a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.


Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV. Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.

What you listen to, watch, and read has power. Movieguide® wants to give you the resources to empower the good and the beautiful. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support.

You can make a difference with as little as $7. It takes only a moment. If you can, consider supporting our ministry with a monthly gift. Thank you.

Movieguide® is a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.


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