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The Last Sin Eater, DVD
Provident Music Distribution / DVD
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Based on the bestseller by Francine Rivers! An Appalachian burial tradition in the 1850s fascinates 10-year-old Cadi, who is consumed with guilt over her little sister's death. Can a mysterious man really "absolve" her sins by eating bread and drinking wine---especially when her family's dark secret is exposed and threatens to split the community? (PG-13.) 117 minutes.
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The Last Sin Eater is an engaging little movie with a truly redemptive story. Michael Landon, Jr. (director of Love Comes Softly and its three sequels, son of the late Michael Landon) directs a competent cast headlined by Henry Thomas (E.T.) and Louise Fletcher (Academy Award winning actress of The One Who Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest) and based on a novel by Francine Rivers (The Scarlet Thread and Redeeming Love).
Set in the Appalachian mountains in the 1830s, The Last Sin Eater revolves around the story of a young girl, Cadi Forbes (played by newcomer Liano Liberato), who must face the guilt of feeling responsible for the death of her younger sister. Cadi lives with her family in a community of Welsh settlers and seeks to find relief from her guilt by consulting the communitys sin eater.
The sin eater is a designated member of their community who has been banished to the mountains and can only come out when summoned after a persons death. At the funeral of the deceased, the sin eater must eat the deceased persons sins and bare their guilt. Cadi seeks out the sin eater to take away her guilt while she is still alive, yet she finds no relief once he completes the ritual.
Cadi finds hope when a young itinerant preacher, played by Henry Thomas, shares with her that Jesus is the only sin eater she will ever need. Unfortunately, the presence of the preacher disrupts the settlers and through a series of circumstances many more dark secrets of the settlers are revealed. The story comes to an end when Cadi, along with the help of Miz Elda (played by Louise Fletcher), force the settlers to face their dark secrets.
Despite the low-rent special effects and sub-par acting by some of the actors, The Last Sin Eater is an enjoyable movie thanks to a strong story, beautiful cinematography, and interesting characters. It was also refreshing to see a bold Gospel presentation that was neither forced nor awkward, but tantamount to the story. The Last Sin Eater is a truly redemptive movie that families will not only find entertaining, but also as a great springboard for discussing the Gospel (note: there are some scary moments and thematic elements that may not be suitable for the littlest members of the family). Todd Burgett
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