I recently received an advance copy of a new DVD called “The Woodcarver” which stars John Ratzenberger the voice of several Pixar characters and of course, “Cliff” from the TV Show Cheers. While not filled with huge action or fast paced, “The Woodcarver” was a nice movie for the entire family to enjoy. We watched it together as a family and all ages seemed to enjoy it. There are several good messages about forgiveness, patience, trust, love and mentoring. The acting was pretty good and better than similar films I have seen. The overall story keeps you interested and had a quality message.
While sometimes these types of films can, in my opinion, overdue it on the storyline to make everything come to a happy ending because of faith, “The Woodcarver” does a pretty good job of also showing the struggles. It’s worth the time you spend watching it and a nice film.
About the movie:
Matthew Stevenson is a troubled kid from a broken home. When he vandalizes the local church to get back at his parents, Matthew has to repair the damage to the church to avoid criminal charges. While working at the church, he meets Ernest (John Ratzenberger), an accomplished wood carver who created the intricate woodwork decoration that Matthew destroyed. Ernest has become something of a hermit, but reluctantly comes out of reclusion to help repair the church. Now Ernest and Matthew must work together to preserve the church’s beautiful antiquity, and along the way, they also manage to restore their faith in God and in life.
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