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Luke Rogers (Jeremy Jones, Decision) started out on the right path, but when his dad (John Schneider, What Would Jesus Do?) walked out when Luke was just a boy, his world came crashing down. Now working as a bartender to make ends meet, Luke is slowly losing his way. Between the enticements of the nightclub scene and a reluctance to fully commit to his devoted girlfriend (Nicole Gale Anderson, “Jonas”), Luke’s crisis of faith is coming to a head. Will he ultimately succumb to temptation or can he take control of his life and try to forge a new bond with his estranged father?
"Lukewarm" follows the life of Luke Rogers. Luke's father left him and his mom when he was still a little boy and Luke has never gotten over it. To this day Luke still has dreams of the good times and the not so good times and it is effecting his life and his relationship with his girlfriend. Luke spends long hours at the bar he works at for his friend Sam and his after hours antics is wearing on him and his girlfriend.
The story evolves not only around Luke but it also deals with his friend and the trouble he gets himself into as well as a neighbor, an old man who is a devoted Christian who only wants to help others find God. Both side stories are important to the over-all plot of the film so I am not going to go into any details about what happens here. But I can tell you that "Lukewarm" is a Faith-based drama about forgiveness, redemption and faith. As far as Faith-based cinema goes the film doesn't offer much new story wise but it does deliver on what it promises and it's messages are loud and clear.
The film's main strength is in it's cast which includes, Jason Burkey, Jenna von O˙and the always incredible Bill Cobbs and John Schneider. Every single actor in the film including it's supporting cast all do a fantastic job playing their roles. Christian films such as this have a built in audience that is sure to pick this title up but the cast in this particular film gives it a bit more star power than most others like it so I think this title will have some cross over appeal as well. I enjoyed the story here and the film was very successful at sending some very good messages about faith and family so I recommend it to everyone. The DVD comes with Special Features that include:
Discussion Guide included for church and home group study
You can order the DVD HERE.
Released by Image Entertainment
*** 1/2 Out Of *****