Team Cherokee Productions & Kipling Film Productions presents “RUST”
“As a midlife crisis of faith rocks his life’s calling, longtime minister James Moore (Corbin Bernsen of “L.A. Law” fame) leaves his pastorate and returns to the place he called home half-a-lifetime ago. Very little has changed in the small farming town … except for everything that he has ever known.
Jimmy’s return coincides with the community attempting to heal from a recent tragic fire that killed an entire family and placed Jimmy’s best childhood friend in a psychiatric prison as the presumed culprit. While Jimmy doesn’t believe that Travis could be responsible for such a heinous crime, the local sheriff—another boyhood friend—is convinced they have the guilty party. Case closed.
In addition, Jimmy’s elderly father wants nothing to do with his prodigal son. His sister is struggling with her disintegrated marriage. His nephew’s generation seems lost and adrift. And the friends he left decades ago are whispering about why in heaven’s name he would come back home.
Then there’s his waning belief. Jimmy’s pastoral mentor challenges him to not lose faith, but that counsel might be coming too late. How, Jimmy wonders, can he put his faith in a God that doesn’t respond to his heart’s cries?”
The movie started out very slow and I was lost but about 45 minutes into the movie everything pulls together and you start to see what is going on and it become a really awesome movie.
Written, directed and starting Corbin Bernsen, he takes you on a journey of a man searching for his faith, finding God, and where he has gone. The movie also takes you on the journey of a small town named Kipling and how the shouldn’t judge people by their cover and that things aren’t always what they seem.
I love that this move is filmed in Canada and the town’s people are the majority of the actors. It really makes this movie more personal and real. If you watch the special features you can get the “pride” (not that they are prideful, just proud) in the town’s people’s faces, and you just can’t help but smile. Also note Lorne Cardinal from “Corner Gas”, which was Canada’s #1 hit comedy, is in this movie.
I can not write this review without mentioning a character and the actor who plays him, Lloyd Allen Warner who plays Travis. He reminds me of my cousin Jeff who was born with brain damage. Most people don’t understand why he does the things he does but it is always from him heart. Travis took the blame to protect others, and he didn’t care what the consequences were to himself as long as the other people were safe. I think from watching the special features that Lloyd is very much like her character, he has many awards from saving other people from danger. I was talking with my husband and I said, “it’s because his brain is wired differently then ours, we think ‘if I go into that burning building I might get hurt’, Lloyd/Travis think, “If I don’t go into the burning building someone might get hurt’.” I could only wish I would think/feel like that. And I think we can all learn a lesson on compassion from this character/man.
This is a perfect movie to sit around with your family and watch. There are so many different levels to learn from and teach your kids about. I do however want to say that the special features were the best part for me. After watching the movie and then seeing the people talking in their real life circumstance, you really get a feel for the love and hard work put into the movie.
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