To Save A Life
TO SAVE A LIFE
Teen movies have been around a long time. These really began with the rantings and rebellion of James Dean in "Rebel Without a Cause" in 1955. This was followed by the comedic antics of Zak Efron in "Seventeen Again" in 2009. These two flicks illustrate and reflected each generation's style and showed teen rebellion of the day.
In the 50s/60s teen rebellion was shown by smoking cigarettes and disobeying parents. In the 60s/80s, alcohol, drug abuse and sex were added to these teen vices. In the 90s and into the 2000s, debauchery reached new lows. The "teen" movie has become a sordid mix of booze, drugs, losing one's virginity, same sex encounters while the level of intensity has grown. HOWEVER...there seems to be a common thread in all of these movies...ACCEPTANCE, acceptance by peers, acceptance in the right clique.
Actor Sean Afable in his new movie, "To Save A Life" has some attributes of a teen movie...BUT may be the first Hollywood film that deals with and confronts such teen issues as drinking, drug use, premarital sex, abortion, self-injury and parental infidelity for what they are...SIN!
This production is not preachy but shares an approach that promises a much better life without giving in to these entanglements! Sean grew up in a Christian home his entire life and accepted Jesus as his personal savior at a young age.
Sean says, "I am defined by Jesus and what He has done for me on the cross." This film is a positive presentation and encouragement to the fact that there are real answers to a real world of fatal choices. The answer is in a relationship with Jesus Christ!
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding and in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight" (Proverbs 3:5-6)!