The Shack

The Shack, 2017 film starring Sam WorthingtonOctavia Spencer and Tim McGraw.  Get a box of tissues for this weird yet inspirational story of a man struggling with his faith after a terrible family tragedy.

It’s the story of a man who can not come to grips with the murder of his youngest daughter by a child predator.  One day he receives a strange letter that reads like it came from either God or the predator, to meet back at the cabin his daughter was murdered.  Packing a gun thinking he would find and destroy the man responsible he instead finds God waiting to talk with him, spend the weekend and renew his faith.  For the man it’s a bitter and hard sell as he can not get over his hatred and anger.  So God (Spencer) must convince the man with the help of Jesus and Sarayu.

Obviously there is more involved here but I don’t want to spoil it, if you haven’t seen it, do so.  If you believe, then you will easily get it, if you are on the faith fence, you may learn more and if you are a non believer, you may have to think twice.  Either way, this film was a great, unique story.  Very well acted and the visuals were very well done.  The film does not push religion on you but rather make you think beyond yourself.  I enjoyed the outcome of the film.  I was heartbroken about the young girl ‘Missy’ and couldn’t understand why God was trying to protect the man then I began to understand more as the story progressed.  I have seen this film three times now and pick up a bit more each time.  A very good watch but very emotional, all the way through.

 

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