Since then, I've watched more movies in this genre, and they've gotten better without compromising biblical beliefs. So when I received an invitation to screen The Song before its release, I had to see what it was about.
As I was watching the movie, it kind of reminded me of Nashville (y'all know I love that show). I don't want to give the whole story away, but the gist of it is this: Musician meets girl. They get married. He writes a song for her that propels him to stardom. He has to tour, while girl stays at home with their son. They drift apart. That's all I'm going to say, because I'm not going to ruin the whole movie for you (now that would be silly, right?).
After watching the film, I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. The soundtrack was great, the acting was MUCH better than I've ever seen in a faith-based film. The writing was superior to any other films in this genre.
But here's something that I really liked about it: The film brought up topics that are usually taboo in this genre. I love that they decided to add those things in this movie, because they are things that are most certainly issues in the church today, but people tend to sweep those issues under the rug and not mention them. The thing is: life is hard. Marriage is hard. It takes a lot of work. And this film encourages the message that if you don't put the effort in to those important relationships, things can go downhill. Quickly.
I highly recommend The Song. It will be released in theaters on September 26th. Check out the preview below!