Ok I am a huge movie buff. I also happen to be a Christian. My forte is action etc, however, my hubby loves drama and romantic films (he is a english lit man). Regardless I am giving this film a 5, not so much for its acting quality, because as you watch their films (new and old) they always carry a strong message. I love this movie because the message it sent remained in my mind and spirit. I have not seen this film in years, however, I remember it being powerful. That, in my opinion, says alot about a film maker. I am honest when I say that the acting in some scenes are not good, but like most films this is an area of improvement. It is a must see if you like the Kendrick films. I bought this for my collection and for my hubby for his bday.