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Left motherless by tragedy and abandoned by his father, high school senior Seth McArdle (Samuel Davis) has been put under enormous pressure to support his little sisters. At school, he endures the daily bullying of the football team. When he fights back, he's singled out for punishment, assigned to an after-school work detail under the supervision of a reserved groundskeeper, Abel (Kevin Sorbo). Much to his surprise, Seth discovers that Abel may be the only one who truly understands his struggles. As dark times lure Seth towards desperate measures, the reluctant Abel may be the one person who can point him back towards the light.
Seth McArdle has been dealt a very bad hand. Forced to raise his twin sisters alone after the death of his mother and now the abandonment of his drunken father who doesn't even check in on the family to see how they are doing. Seth is also trying to finish his schooling while avoiding the school bully who seems to have a thing for Seth. He has all this going o plus three jobs in order to feed and shelter his family. Just when things look like they can't get any worse a man shows up and tells Seth that his father has not been paying the mortgage payments and soon he will lose the home altogether.
With no help from his brother and Seth being too proud to ask or take help from others things seem really dreadful. When Seth takes things a bit too far with the football team, he finds himself the only one facing punishment. The football coach assigns him the task of working with Abel the janitor/groundskeeper of the high school to get the sprinkler system up and working before the big game. Seth's mistake and his now encounter with Abel as a result could end up being the one person that can show Seth the way and as a result save everything he has and everyone he loves.
Abel's Field comes to us from by Affirm Films, makers of such wonderful family films like Fireproof and Courageous. The film not only deals with family and the message of "family first" but it also teaches us about the circumstances we all must face when we make the wrong choices in life. And then there's a Christian message of forgiveness, not just forgiving others but ourselves as well. The film contains some scenes that hit hard and as a result they really bring out the emotions in you. The characters are very believable, Seth is a young man you easily and quickly have feelings for and Abel is perhaps that saving grace we all need from time to time. In the end "Abel's Field" is an effecting Christian drama that tells an entertaining story story and a subtle yet powerful way it sends it's messages loud and clear. The cast including Kevin Sorbo and Samuel Davis are all amazing and give realistic and powerful performances. If you enjoy these family films that the entire family and sit and watch together as well as talk about and learn some very important things about faith from then I highly recommend picking this up now.
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Released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
**** Out Of *****