Unsung Hero Movie Review

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Unsung Hero Movie Review

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Based on a remarkable true story, a mum’s faith stands against all odds and inspires her husband and children to hold on to theirs.

Why did I come to this movie again?

I hadn’t even heard of this movie when a couple of my friends suggested that we go to it. I literally bought tickets and then watched the trailer. It looked like it could end up being kind of cheesy, as stories of faith often are, but I went in with an open mind and was pleasantly surprised.

4 of 5


I loved the characters.

The dad, David, felt very real. The mom, Helen, almost felt too good to be true, but that didn’t go against her character, so it worked.

Seven kids is a lot to juggle. The oldest daughter got the most screentime, and she did a good job.

As I said with David, all of the characters felt real. They had hopes and dreams, went through heartache and despair, and in the end were better because of it.

There were a few moments of overacting, but all in all, excellent characters.

4 of 5

Did I care what happened?

Yes. This wasn’t an action film (my usual choice), but the writer and director kept the tension high, and because I liked this wild and crazy family of nine, I cared what happened.

5 of 5

Plot Holes

My writer brain didn’t point out any plot holes that I remember. Were there jumps in logic? A few, but they were minor, and probably had to do with fitting everything that actually happened into one coherent film.

4 of 5

How many times did I yawn?

None! No one fell asleep. I was riveted. I even cried.

5 of 5

Cool Factor

For me the cool factor in this film isn’t the huge budget that provided killer stunts and cinematography, it’s that the story has so much heart.

This movie is a story about a wealthy Christian family who loses everything, moves to a new country, and starts over. They rely on each other and their faith. Members of their new religious congregation pitch in to help. They have to push back their pride in order to survive.

I’m religious, and often movies like this feel fake and cheesy. This one didn’t. At least not to me. It’s an inspirational story that, if you don’t mind some spirituality in your movies, will leave you feeling uplifted.

5 of 5

The End

Well, considering it’s based on a true story, and you can google the entire family and find out that they’re still living their dreams, the end wasn’t exactly a surprise. However, the writer did a good job showing how much the father had to swallow his pride in order to help his family thrive.

Let’s not forget the glue that held everything together, and that was the mom. She’s the unsung hero.

5 of 5

Overall Enjoyment

I loved this movie, and recommend it to anyone who enjoys—maybe even craves—inspirational films!

5 of 5

Total: 37

That’s a Black Belt!

White Belt: 1-10
Yellow Belt: 11-19
Purple Belt: 20-25
Green Belt: 26-30
Brown Belt: 31-35
Black Belt: 36-40

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