I have always enjoyed period movies, especially turn of the century western stories, so I was excited to have the opportunity to review Boonville Redemption. It’s the story of 13-year-old Melinda, a girl born out of wedlock, searching for the truth about her father. At first everyone in town is afraid to talk to her but eventually the truth comes out.

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Boonville Redemption is a beautifully shot film with authentic locations, wardrobe, and hairstyles. It has a talented cast of familiar names like Pat Boone, Edward Asner, Diane Ladd, and Shari Rigby, and introduces young Emily Hoffman. The lead actors each did a great job, especially Shari and Emily. Shari brought such an earnestness to her role as the mom, and Emily held her own with the veteran cast members.

The weakness of the movie is the script. While the plot itself is intriguing and kept me watching to find out what happens, the writing would have benefited from a script doctor fine tuning the dialogue and characterization. Also, the spiritual elements felt tagged on instead of integral to the story. Nevertheless, it has plenty going for it, and if you enjoy period movies, you should find it enjoyable.

Note: I was given an online screener link to the movie but was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own.

 

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.

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