Monday, December 12, 2022

5000 Blankets: Movie Review and Giveaway!

Have you heard about this new movie, 5000 Blankets? If not, keep reading. I've had the privilege of pre-screening the movie and I'm giving you a quick review here on the blog. Make sure you keep reading to the end of this post because I have a fun giveaway too!!

Overview

Title: 5000 Blankets

Studio: Affirm Films

Genre: Family/Drama

Rating: PG-13, The film has received a PG-13 rating from the MPAA for “thematic elements involving mental illness”.

Run Time: 1hr. 45min. 

In Theaters: December 12 & 13, 2022.  

Talent: Anna Camp, Rob Mayes, Carson Minniear, Kim Myers, Rod Hallett, and Cindy Hogan

Buy tickets here: 5000 Blankets Tickets


About The Movie


Inspired by a remarkable true story, 5000 Blankets is filled with hope and highlights the power of family and faith. When her husband has a mental breakdown and goes missing, a woman and her young son set out to find him on the streets, sparking a movement of compassion towards those in need and inspiring a city. 

You want to make sure to see this heartwarming story coming to theaters December 12 and 13. Get your tickets now!


My Review 


When young Phillip is asked by a reporter what the biggest challenge is he responds, "Making people see what they try hard not to see." 
From my experience working with the homeless as a volunteer, I find that Phillip is spot on with this statement. We drive by the homeless day after day, trying not to see the need staring us in the face. This movie just may open your eyes and pull at your heartstrings, if not your conscience. 

While, I would say, this would be a great film to take the family to see, I do caution you to make sure you don't take young children. Its portrayal of the father's mental illness could be frightening for young children. However, it would be a great vehicle for family conversations with older kids on issues such as bullying, homelessness, mental illness, purpose, and compassion.  

I believe the subject matter was handled well. It starts a little slow but once the plot is established it moves along at a good pace. It is entertaining and keeps you engaged. Most of the acting is excellent. There are some minor characters who aren't as good but that tends to happen in lower-budget films. So it's easy to overlook and stay with the storyline. 

You may want to make sure you have a few tissues on hand. It will pull at your heartstrings. I enjoyed this movie and would watch it again with my son. 

I'm really late getting this out. So, get your tickets and go see it tonight or tomorrow!  Buy tickets today to see 5,000 BLANKETS exclusively in theaters December 12 & 13 only!
 


*Many thanks to Lifeway Christian Resources for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  #5000BlanketsMIN #MomentumInfluencerNetwork

Giveaway


Fun and quick giveaway! Hurry and enter because This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on 12.13.22. I am giving away a $10.00 Amazon gift card to one blessed winner! 
(Note: This is limited to US winners only).

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7 comments:

  1. My favorite Christmas movie is Charlie Brown Christmas! I really want to see the 5000 blankets movie. It is so inspiring. You never know what someone else is going through!

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    1. I love Charlie Brown Christmas! You should go see 5000 Blankets tonight. So true. People all around us and we have no idea what is going on in their life and minds. Have a blessed Christmas!

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  2. Love Christian movies that are inspirational. Brad

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  3. I am considering taking my bigs to see it tonight! Thanks for this!
    We love alll of the Christmas movies. My kids look forward to White Christmas every year 😍

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    1. I love White Christmas! It's Lyndsay's favorite! The dad's portrayal with his mental illness is a bit intense but I think it can spur some great conversations with bigger kids. Even if they don't ask, I would recommend talking about it after the movie. Thanks for entering! Blessings!

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