RUST

Content:

(CCC, BBB, L, V, D, M) Very strong Christian worldview with a priest talking to a statue of Jesus, prayers about Jesus, discussions of faith and a strong Holy Fool incarnational storyline; two butts; light scenes of an arson fire and light images of a girl in the fire; no sex; no nudity; some smoking; and, lying, deception, loss but regaining of faith.

Summary:

RUST, which is coming out on DVD, stars Corbin Bernsen, who also wrote and directed, as a man who leaves the priesthood, travels back to his Midwestern hometown and investigates an arson murder involving his childhood friend, the town fool. RUST is an extremely well written, acted and directed detective drama that extols the truth of Jesus Christ.

Review:

Corbin Bernsen has become a major television star with PSYCH and L.A. LAW. He brings his considerable talent to the movie RUST, which he wrote, directed and stars.
RUST opens with Corbin as a priest standing before a statue with Jesus and asking Jesus why He is so far away from him and why Jesus doesn’t speak to him any more. Father James leaves his collar on the pew and travels back to his childhood Midwestern home. There, he discovers that his childhood friend, the town fool, Travis, has been incarcerated for burning down a farm and, as a result, killing the family living there.
James doesn’t believe Travis did it. The town wants this horrible incident behind them so they want to believe that Travis did it. James’s father is fed up that James never finishes anything he starts, including his call to the priesthood. His sister is a single mom whose husband walked out on her.
Travis claims he burned down the farm, but his story doesn’t make sense. The teenagers in the town seem sullen and morose. James steps up the pace of his investigation when one of the teenagers commits suicide. Eventually, through the search for the truth, the truth of Jesus Christ becomes clear to even the most lost in the town.
RUST is an extremely well written, acted and directed detective drama. The outcome is surprising. RUST works on an overt dialogue level as it discusses Christian faith, and it works on an allegorical incarnational level as it shows someone willing to give up their life to save even those that mock him. RUST is a highly recommended movie and well worth watching.

In Brief:

RUST, which is coming out on DVD, stars Corbin Bernsen, who also directed and wrote the screenplay. Corbin plays a priest named James who feels Jesus doesn’t talk to him anymore. He leaves his collar on the pew and travels back to his childhood Midwestern home. There, he discovers that his childhood friend, the town fool, Travis, has been incarcerated for burning down a farm and killing the family living there. Travis claims he burned down the farm, but his story doesn’t make sense. James believes him. Eventually, through the search for the truth, the truth of Jesus Christ becomes clear to even the most lost in the town. Corbin Bernsen has become a major television star with PSYCH and L.A. LAW. He brings his considerable talent to RUST. RUST is an extremely well written, acted and directed detective drama. The outcome is surprising. RUST works on an overt dialogue level as it discusses Christian faith, and it works on an allegorical incarnational level as it shows someone willing to give up their life to save even those that mock him. RUST is a highly recommended movie and well worth watching. SECTION: ** CHRISTIAN DVD GUIDE ** HEADLINE: ** Faithful Detective Story ** Title: RUST Quality: * * * * Acceptability: +4 SUBTITLES: WARNING CODES: Language: L Violence: V Sex: None Nudity: None RATING: PG RELEASE: 2010 in Canada/October 5, 2010 on DVD TIME: TBD STARRING: Corbin Bernsen, Lorne Cardinal, Frank Gall, Lloyd Allen Warner, Audrey Lynn Tennant, Kirsten Collins, Judith Davies, John Hutchinson, Chesney Caswell, Ryder Debreceni, Isabel Wilson, and Nolan Hubbard DIRECTOR: Corbin Bernsen PRODUCERS: Corbin Bernsen, Chris Aronoff and Dana Lesiuk EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: None WRITER: Corbin Bernsen BASED ON THE NOVEL/PLAY BY: N/A DISTRIBUTOR: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment CONTENT: (CCC, BBB, L, V, D, M) Very strong Christian worldview with a priest talking to a statue of Jesus, prayers about Jesus, discussions of faith and a strong Holy Fool incarnational storyline; two butts; light scenes of an arson fire and light images of a girl in the fire; no sex; no nudity; some smoking; and, lying, deception, loss but regaining of faith. GENRE: Mystery INTENDED AUDIENCE: Older children to adults REVIEWER: Dr. Ted Baehr REVIEW: Corbin Bernsen has become a major television star with PSYCH and L.A. LAW. He brings his considerable talent to the movie RUST, which he wrote, directed and stars. RUST opens with Corbin as a priest standing before a statue with Jesus and asking Jesus why He is so far away from him and why Jesus doesn’t speak to him any more. Father James leaves his collar on the pew and travels back to his childhood Midwestern home. There, he discovers that his childhood friend, the town fool, Travis, has been incarcerated for burning down a farm and, as a result, killing the family living there. James doesn’t believe Travis did it. The town wants this horrible incident behind them so they want to believe that Travis did it. James’s father is fed up that James never finishes anything he starts, including his call to the priesthood. His sister is a single mom whose husband walked out on her. Travis claims he burned down the farm, but his story doesn’t make sense. The teenagers in the town seem sullen and morose. James steps up the pace of his investigation when one of the teenagers commits suicide. Eventually, through the search for the truth, the truth of Jesus Christ becomes clear to even the most lost in the town. RUST is an extremely well written, acted and directed detective drama. The outcome is surprising. RUST works on an overt dialogue level as it discusses Christian faith, and it works on an allegorical incarnational level as it shows someone willing to give up their life to save even those that mock him. RUST is a highly recommended movie and well worth watching. Please address your comments to: Michael Lynton, Chairman/CEO Sony Pictures Entertainment (Columbia Pictures/TriStar/Screen Gems/Provident/Triumph Films) 10202 West Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232-3195 Phone: (310) 244-4000; Fax: (310) 244-2626 Web Page: www.spe.sony.com/ SUMMARY: RUST, which is coming out on DVD, stars Corbin Bernsen, who also wrote and directed, as a man who leaves the priesthood, travels back to his Midwestern hometown and investigates an arson murder involving his childhood friend, the town fool. RUST is an extremely well written, acted and directed detective drama that extols the truth of Jesus Christ. IN BRIEF: RUST, which is coming out on DVD, stars Corbin Bernsen, who also directed and wrote the screenplay. Corbin plays a priest named James who feels Jesus doesn’t talk to him anymore. He leaves his collar on the pew and travels back to his childhood Midwestern home. There, he discovers that his childhood friend, the town fool, Travis, has been incarcerated for burning down a farm and killing the family living there. Travis claims he burned down the farm, but his story doesn’t make sense. James believes him. Eventually, through the search for the truth, the truth of Jesus Christ becomes clear to even the most lost in the town. Corbin Bernsen has become a major television star with PSYCH and L.A. LAW. He brings his considerable talent to RUST. RUST is an extremely well written, acted and directed detective drama. The outcome is surprising. RUST works on an overt dialogue level as it discusses Christian faith, and it works on an allegorical incarnational level as it shows someone willing to give up their life to save even those that mock him. RUST is a highly recommended movie and well worth watching.