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From the creators of the highly acclaimed motion picture King's Faith comes Wildflower, a powerful film that reveals how hope can be found even in your darkest moments. Creatively gifted college student Chloe Moray (Nathalia Ramos, House of Anubis) finds solace from a difficult childhood in her art. But when a terrifying dream begins to recur night after night, Chloe starts to believe that it might be a suppressed memory and that she may have witnessed a terrible crime as a little girl. Her search to find answers sends her on a journey that forces Chloe to confront her own past traumas and leads her to cross paths with Josh (Cody Longo, Not Today), a young man dealing with his own personal trauma. Together they find the key to unlocking a decade-old cold case. But when the authorities don't believe them, Chloe's new-found hope is challenged in this extraordinary story of faith, triumph and healing.
Vendor: Faith Street Partners
|Publication Date: 2016|
Joe5 Stars Out Of 5Rebirth of Forgotten TrustMarch 6, 2017JoeQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3If you like a mystery you will enjoy this movie. Indirectly the story uncovers failures on the part of those whom we most trust to be there for us, from parents to government authorities - unfortunately whither intentional or not these often make us the victim of circumstance. Sometimes we need the help of God's angel's, for one reason or another. In a twist of the imagination tempered by an X-missionary as her lone soldier against the forces of a shadowy past, the story culminates as this young woman finds desperately needed hope that begins a healing process as she opens her heart to a new way and a new faith.
mountainsAlberta CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Stirring and captivating!April 5, 2016mountainsAlberta CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 3This is a thriller with a powerful story of resiliency and the power of truth. This movie offers a message of hope for victims of trauma and for anyone who ever felt alone in their pain. Wildflower shows we are never alone. God's purpose and plan are always at work.
I recommend this movie to others. It has a strong cast, a gripping story line, clean plot and a sprinkling of faith. Obviously due to the thrilling nature of the movie, it is not recommended for young kids. However I definitely think teens and adults alike will enjoy it. The Dove Foundation gave it 5 doves out of five!
The movie tackles some tough issues such as childhood trauma and its after math effects on a life, and even touches on the stigmas of mental illnesses. The characters are portrayed well rounded and bringing life to roles that could easily have become annoying and overly stereotyped. However I truly enjoyed them - especially the two main characters Josh (played by Cody Longo) and Chloe (played by Nathalia Ramos). A quick note on the "thriller" part - I did not find the movie scary at all. It is suspenseful with the young woman experiencing frightening images and unexplained events. And the trauma from her childhood is dealt with very lightly. I would have no concern showing my teens. It is rated PG-13, very appropriately.
I found, for my liking, the faith part quite light. Some may appreciate this though. There is definitely the appearance that faith is playing a big role in the lives of the characters but it is not heavy-handed or drenching the dialogue. Josh is struggling with his faith, angry at God, when he meets Chloe who has no interest in God - a God who lets bad things happen without a care. Both characters are struggling with the same basic core question of if God can be trusted. At the end as pieces of their lives are starting to come back together Chloe asks a still doubtful Josh, is faith really a part of the healing? And he nods. I won't share anymore as it may become a spoiler.
Overall a very well made movie, a good lesson and story, clean plot and dialogue and the music is great too! Just a little back stage fun fact for you- the music composer and directors are some very familiar guys from the band Building 429! So enjoy!
I received the original DVD from Icon media Group in exchange for my honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are mine and I am not required to review it positively.
Seasons of GraceAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Intense but Very GoodApril 1, 2016Seasons of GraceAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I really enjoyed this movie. I like to watch movies, not the TV kind, the DVD kind, because with such a busy life, I often have to get up in the middle of the movie to do something. At least that way I can pause and come back in a minute or five. I started out watching this movie with my 21 yr old daughter. The younger kids were busy watching something else in another room. Before it was over, they joined us. There are parts of this movie that are very intense, maybe even a bit frightening for younger children. I just wanted to warn you in case you also have younger children.
Chloe is a very gifted artist. She is in college and taking art classes. Chloe had a tough childhood. Her mother had some problems and Chloe spent several vulnerable years. Her only escape - her art. Her mother, now a fine lady, cannot seem to get close to Chloe no matter how hard she tries. But she has no idea what Chloe is hiding. And even Chloe is not really sure, she just knows something is not right.
Chloe begins having a recurring dream. A frightening one - more like a nightmare! She is very afraid to talk to anyone. The only friend she trusts is really no friend at all. Finally, with no choice left, she confides in someone - Josh.
Josh, too, is struggling with his own losses. Trying to find his way, figure out his faith, and move on with his life. Providentially, although it seems to be coincidentally, his path crosses randomly with Chloe's. Enough times, that now he is the only one she trusts, and in fact the only one who truly believes her. While others think she is losing it, Josh continues to fight for her and to bring to light the truth.
This was a great movie. There are many issues dealt with in this film, such as trust, faith, forgiveness, and healing. There is quite a bit of action, and as I mentioned above, some very intense parts. There's a mystery just waiting to be solved. There are well meaning people, who although trying to help, always seem to overlook the root of the problem or would like to settle for a quick fix of sorts. Chloe has to persevere if she wants to find faith and healing. This is a movie about hope even when hope seems lost!
I received this movie from iconmedia in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own and I am not required to review it positively.
loreallepaAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5An excellent suspenseful movie!March 24, 2016loreallepaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I had never heard of Wildflower until I was given the opportunity to watch and review it. I am so happy that I gave this movie a try because it was a really great movie! There isn't anything predictable or typical about this movie. It's not a typical drama. It's not a typical, feel-good story with a happy ending. Its so much deeper than that. This movie is very suspenseful. Theres never a moment when youre bored. Youre always wondering whats going to happen next and your eyes are glued to the screen the entire time.
There were three main aspects of this movie that stood out to me. Grief, trauma and faith. I think every single one of us can relate to those.
One important aspect of Wildflower is that it touches on grief. People handle grief in a number of ways. Some hide it behind a smile. Some are outwardly upset. Others cry to themselves. Sometimes, people handle grief with denial. You will see all forms of grief in Wildflower and it will definitely tug at your heart strings too.
Another aspect is trauma. I think we all either have dealt with our own trauma, or we know someone personally who has. Just as people handle grief different, every one of us handles trauma differently. Sometimes the only way to cope with it is to suppress those memories and make them less painful. Eventually, we all have to heal. Wildflower takes you on a journey of a girl trying to find the answers to something terrible that happened to a young woman. In finding the answers, you will see so many lives touched and healed. You will also see how faith plays a very important role in healing and moving on.
And last but not least, faith. Wildflower is filled with the theme of God's ultimate healing power! That through Him, we have hope and a deeper understanding of the truth.
Wildflower is gripping, suspenseful, emotional, touching and quite powerful. It displays a perfect amount of love, faith, devotion, and strength. It gives a voice to those who may have yet to be heard.
Special thank you to Icon Media for providing me with a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. My review is my own personal opinion.
The~Wiser~Way5 Stars Out Of 5Wildflower is a very engaging and suspense filled movie. This film is definitely worth your time and attention!March 23, 2016The~Wiser~WayQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5We often have "family movie nights" at our house, so when the opportunity arose to review this film, I snatched it up. This movie will be released on DVD & VOD April 5th, 2016. It will also be available for viewing on the Lifetime Movie Network in June. I definitely agree with the "12+" rating that has been assigned to it, due to the weightiness of specific themes and the intensity of many scenes throughout the movie. However, having said that, there is no profanity or nudity within this film which makes it more palatable for viewing with your older teens. It is a great catalyst for family discussions about the importance of trust, honesty, and transparency. My husband and I watched this with our 15 year old daughter.
What I love most about this film, in addition to the sheer entertainment and mystery is the prevailing message of how important it is to never give up on people even when we may not completely understand them or what they are going through. Wildflower highlights the fact that the four simple words, "I believe in you" carry a powerful message of hope and healing. This message is communicated throughout the film, but is especially apparent through the roles of the main characters as they deal with some very difficult situations from their past. Despite the inability of their loved ones to comprehend the magnitude of their experiences, they still continue to support them!
Nathalia Ramos (Chloe) and Cody Longo (Josh) do an exceptional job of portraying their characters in an authentic manner. Their relationship which slowly builds throughout the movie is selectively subtle, but deeply moving as the two begin to trust one another beyond the casual into a more transparent level.
Wildflower also brings to light the fact that God is always present in our lives and even closer to us when we are going through difficult times. The knowledge that God's timing and purposes are not always within our comprehension is a prevailing theme within the movie as well. The trauma the main character goes through gives some insight into the struggles that someone suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) may live with on a daily basis, thereby, revealing a needed sensitivity when working with persons going through this type of situation.
Wildflower is an excellent film. I highly recommend you take the time to watch it...you won't be disappointed! Thank you to Icon Media Group for this review copy of Wildflower. I received this free copy in exchange for an honest review. The opinions within this review are completely my own.