Summary –

An arrogant young executive must rely on the help of a grizzled, reclusive farmer to get her home in time for an upcoming gathering with her estranged family. It’s a prodigal story with a twist.


Review –

I must say initially, I wasn’t interested in this movie. I’d seen the trailer and it just didn’t look like something I’d like. But Fred checked it out of the church library and we decided to watch it Easter Sunday afternoon, since it had an Easter theme. Well, I am so glad he checked it out and really glad we watched it. “Backroads and Lilies” is one of the most entertaining Christian movies I’ve seen.

It’s a simple enough plot – Alza (Christina Karis) needs to get to her parent’s home by Easter only she runs into a series of escalating conflicts. She talks Lincoln (Jefferson Moore), a hermit, into driving her across the country. The dialogue and casting is what takes this movie to a new level. Christina Karis and Jefferson Moore are perfectly cast as opposite personalities. Christina Karis is an incredible comic actress. Her timing and delivery are spot on. Her sincerity and naturalness has us falling in love with her self-absorbed character. Jefferson Moore probably doesn’t say more than a couple of paragraphs in the whole movie, but he manages to say so much without saying a word. Then there’s the old pickup truck, a character all its own.


In the midst of all the razor sharp, witty dialogue, Biblical values of family, forgiveness, and priorities are subtly interwoven into the story so  that you get a wonderful spiritual lesson without ever feeling like you’re being preached to.

If you’re looking for a fun family film that will have you in stitches, “Backroads and Lilies” is an excellent choice.


About the Author Sharon Wilharm

Christian women’s speaker, Sharon Wilharm, is a ministry leader, podcast host, and female filmmaker whose stories have impacted audiences around the globe. An accomplished storyteller, Sharon draws the audience in with humor, engages them with stories, then ties everything together to bring to light spiritual truths. Her heart’s desire is to encourage women in their walk with the Lord, showing them how to find God’s will for their life through prayer and scripture. “God is the Master Storyteller,” says Sharon. “I love helping women see how God is always at work behind the scenes laying the foundation for the glorious future He has in store for us.” Sharon is a firm believer in the power of prayer and has many stories to share of God working in miraculous ways in her own life as well as those around her. She’s passionate about teaching women how to pray and loves engaging with women in personal prayer. Wherever she goes, she finds herself surrounded by women in need of prayer, and she considers it an honor to pray with women whether they’re friends, family, or complete strangers. Sharon has enjoyed a lifelong fascination with women of the Bible and loves applying the biblical stories to modern situations. She teaches a Women Through the Bible study at her church, applying the S.O.A.P. method of scripture study. She especially enjoys delving into lesser known women and discovering encouraging truths for women of today. She recently launched a new podcast where she works her way through the Bible sharing the stories of All God’s Women.


  1. I must have watched this movie 10 times. It is so enjoyable. I would love to know where can I get the music from it? The songs are different.


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