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After losing everything job, family, hope Dick found the strength through faith that made him realize a strong family and the love of his children were the measure of a man's success. With his sons, he went on to build a successful business and used his success to become the highest all-time individual donor to Texas 4-H and FFA (Future Farmers of America) providing educational scholarships. This is a story of finding lost faith, love of family, and ultimately redemption.
"Deep in the Heart" tells the story of Richard Wallrath, Richard's father was an often abusive man which may or may not have influenced Richards own behavior as he became an adult as well. The years of drinking and abuse became too much for his wife and kids and she finally got enough courage to leave him. What could have made Richard even worse instead became his instrument to get better as a father and a person as well. The film doesn't focus on Richard's downfall as much as his recovery and the remarkable things he was able to achieve after finding the strength and faith he needed.
Like most Faith-based films this one does have it's messages but they are not as preachy as some other films like this one. Even Richard himself wasn't much of church goer person but he had his own faith and used it to not only become a better person to also to become hugely successful and in turn he used that to give back to society through 4-H, a fund to help Texas’ future farmers and FFA scholarships.
Most people who turn their lives around never reach the heights Richard was able to obtain but it is not about how successful Richard was here, true redemption came in the form of him becoming the father he always wanted to be as well as a loving husband and grandfather.
I have had the pleasure of reviewing a good number of Christian based films over time and I can easily say this is one of best all around films I have seen. Production wise everything about the film is amazing from its beautiful scenery and locations to the wonderful selection of songs used in the film to its amazing cinematography. Acting wise, you can't have a film like this without getting a cast that can bring these characters to life and the filmmakers couldn't of picked a better ensemble cast. Everyone in the film did a fantastic job including, Elaine Hendrix, Val Kilmer and DB Sweeney but the real star here is Jon Gries who really gives the best performance of his career as Richard. This is the type of performance that wins awards.
"Deep in the Heart" will be more meaningful to those that have struggled with substance abuse but its messages of faith and hope will be an inspiration to anyone that sees the film which is why I recommend to everyone and I also encourage you to tell all your family and friends about. As far as faith based films go this is one of the best but its also just an incredible and heart-felt story of a man determined to turn his life around. I was amazed by this man's courage and was left thinking about him and his story long after the credits began to roll. "Deep in the Heart" is available on DVD now, you can order it HERE.
Released by Twenty8 Entertainment
***** Out Of *****