Disclosure: This movie was provided free of charge for the purpose of this review.
From Pure Flix Entertainment, the studio that brought you God's Not Dead, Do You Believe? is Faith of Our Fathers now available on DVD. The movie tells the story of two men, John Paul and Wayne both wanting to learn about their fathers who served together in Vietnam and died there serving their country.
In 1969, Eddie and Steven are with their squad deep in the jungle of Vietnam on a five-day mission to retrieve fallen comrades. They write letters to their wives, often mentioning their love for their sons, one, who is an infant and one yet to be born. In 1994, John Paul and Wayne go on a five day road trip to the Vietnam Wall in Washington DC to see their fathers' names. Along the way, reading those letters, they begin to get an understanding of who their fathers were and how they died. Trials and mishaps, both funny and sad, complicate the road trip for the boys. The horrors of war and the testing of faith manifest themselves for the young men in Vietnam. Ultimately, in parallel stories - 25 years apart - the fathers and sons are bound together forever.
This movie surprised me. I was expecting it to be very serious and somber and although the movie does have those moments it was also very silly at times and made me laugh. I liked that I was able to play this movie at night while my kids were still up and not worry about what they would see on the TV if they came into my room. My daughter watched it for a while with me although she's still a bit too young to follow the story-line. My son wanted to know what I was laughing at when he heard me laugh out loud. The movie makes you stop and think about what your kids will keep with them when it comes to your faith and it makes me consider writing letters to them to let them know how much I love them. It's also a movie that makes you appreciate the huge sacrifices others have made for us.
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