The Making of Rust
In the midst of a midlife crisis of faith, a man finds hope where he least expects it – his hometown. James Moore (Golden Globe nominee Corbin Bernsen) is a former pastor who returns home to discover a family new to the area has been killed in a mysterious fire, and his childhood friend is implicated in the murder. Convinced of his friend’s innocence, James sets out on a mission to find the truth… and in the process, rediscovers his own lost faith. An uplifting drama about faith, family, and the powerful ties that bind a community together.
A minister undergoing a crisis of faith stumbles into a mystery when he returns to his small hometown, Kipling. Corbin Bernsen (L.A. Law) wrote and directed Rust, in which he stars as James Moore, who has turned his back on his religious calling. When he returns to Kipling, he discovers that a childhood friend has been convicted of setting a fire that killed a family--but Moore can't believe his friend could have done it. As he digs into the events, he starts to rediscover a sense of purpose--but will he uncover the truth in time? Many Christian-themed movies suffer from a lack of production values, but Rust, though clearly shot on a low budget, looks terrific; the cinematography makes the most of the wintry landscapes and Bernsen's craggy yet still-handsome face. The movie starts slowly, but as Moore's investigation kicks in, the story picks up momentum. The conclusion reaches for a somewhat awkward symbolic dimension, though the themes of doubt and renewed faith will appeal to a Christian audience. --Bret Fetzer
I was very disappointed in the movie. I don't see how a minister of the Gospel can turn his back on his calling because God didn't speak verbally to him. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lea
Great story line. Does just what a movie should do, make you think.Published 1 month ago by Pastor Erstrom