I recently sat down to watch and review Alison’s Choice DVD and since its message is one I want my children to understand, I let my two oldest children join me. Jacob is almost 16 and Peter is 14, while still too young for this to really mean much to my boys, I think it is important to start early to lay a foundation of choosing life.
Alison’s Choice is a cute movie, with a direct and strong message. My boys and I stayed engaged in the movie throughout, since we were not sure what was going to happen. There is some humor, which lightened things up a bit at times. Both boys said they enjoyed it and thought it was a good movie to present the message of Choosing Life.
While some of the characters were over the top, most were pretty realistically portrayed and represented people in our every day world.
This movie would be a great youth group movie, or even a small group movie. The discussion that follows this movie is bound to be great and bear lots of fruit. There are so many directions to go with a great discussion : the choices of the characters, the struggle of Allison, the role of God in our lives. I highly recommend watching this movie with any young adult children!!
NOTE : I received a copy of the DVD at no cost.
More about the movie:
Alison’s Choice is a full-length feature film that seeks to answer the question, “WWJS (what would Jesus say) to a young woman planning abortion?”
As the story goes, young Alison (played by Chanel Marriott) finds herself pregnant by a dead-beat boyfriend. Feeling she has no other options Alison turns to abortion. There in the clinic’s waiting room, she encounters a cast of quirky characters, each with their own brand of wisdom and advice; a flamboyant counselor, a suburban mom, a heart-weary receptionist, an inner city counterpart… And more than anyone else, a gentle-faced janitor with mop “eternally” in hand.
The two begin to talk and it quickly becomes clear he is no mere janitor, but Jesus manifest (played by Bruce Marchiano of The Encounter and Gospel of Matthew). He’s come to plead for the life of her baby.
With the clock ticking precious minutes away, He pours out His heart of care and compassion, His message unequivocal, “I love you, Alison, and I love your baby too.” Suddenly a nurse appears,“Alison, we’re ready for you.” What will Alison choose…