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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 it’s 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 Cuckoo’s Nest) and based on a novel by Francine Rivers (The Scarlet Thread and Redeeming Love).

Set in the Appalachian mountains in the 1830’s, 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 community’s “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 person’s death. At the funeral of the deceased, the “sin eater” must “eat” the deceased person’s 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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  1. Iowa
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    A Simple Message - Interesting
    December 13, 2014
    Auntie
    Iowa
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Watched this movie with my niece. We had to really listen carefully as the accents were strong, but the movie was good none the less. It was a bit "spooky", or perhaps eerie at first we felt, but comes full circle with the simple message of Christ died for our sins and we are saved through him. The legend of the sin eater was interesting to learn. It's easy to forget and take for granted that we have the Bible and Word of God and that not every one knows the gospel. My opinion is this movie is best suited for 10 and over .
  2. Woodstock ontario Canada
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    no foul language
    March 12, 2012
    Shamoo
    Woodstock ontario Canada
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This movie was indeed exciting. I could not figure out the plot. The gospel was mentioned but briefly. However great acting and suspenseful. I would highly recommend it.
  3. Port Angeles, WA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    We need the WHOLE word of God
    April 12, 2011
    Patsy Yoder
    Port Angeles, WA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Only through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ can we be saved and our sins remitted. Communion alone without repentence brings damnation as it showed in this movie, and that 1 Corinthians 11:29&30 states.
  4. Oregon City, OR
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Much better than I thought it would be
    March 21, 2011
    adrianmathewsDOTcom
    Oregon City, OR
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Such a great message in this movie for all ages. I highly recommend for the whole family. :)
  5. Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Pleasantly surprised
    December 7, 2010
    VickiG
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 4
    I have to admit. I bought this movie because of the actor who plays the sin eater, Peter Wingfield, but I did not have high expectations for film.

    I was VERY pleasantly surprised. It was a lot more enjoyable than expected. Enjoyable and thought provoking, so good in fact I bought the ebook and a paperback copy for one of the other youth group leaders. I'm thinking about bringing it to he next Youth Group movie night. It is good story or redemption - Cady's, the community's, and the Sin Eater's.
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