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Set in 1850's Appalachia, this is the story of ten-year-old Cadi Forbes, a young girl wracked with guilt and longing for her mother's love. Can she ever be forgiven for what she's done? When her beloved Granny dies at the film's beginning the "passing bell" is rung, and Cadi is told the Sin Eater will come at nightfall to take away Granny's sins. Above all, she must not look at the Sin Eater. If she does, some of the sins he carries could spill over onto her. But as any curious girl would, Cadi can't help looking into the mysterious and dreadful man's eyes. Who is the Sin Eater? Why is he shunned by the entire community? And can he take away her sins now?
Though filmed in Utah, you'll be hard pressed not to believe every scene took place in the Appalachians. It's noteworthy cast features newcomer Liana Liberato (Cadi) who steals the show with her fresh-faced innocence and her ability to portray a broad spectrum of emotions. Stuart Finley-McLennan isn't the healer he was as Dr. McNeil in the Christy television series, but in this movie he's the one inflicting damage as villain Brogan Kai. Henry Thomas is probably most well-known for his role as Elliott in E.T., but he wonderfully captures the man of God character in this movie. The scenes he shares with Cadi are some of the films most touching moments.
Definitely a family-friendly movie it is surprisingly rated PG-13, though it seemed closer to a PG. Michael Landon, Jr. himself suggests parents watch the film before showing it to young children.Read more ›
Francine Rivers was thrilled with this movie directed by Michael Landon Jr. and I can see why. This movie will touch the whole family and it is a film I could watch over and over again. We need more Christian films like this one!
On another note, I am married to a woman whose family immigrated from Wales in the 1800's and who lived (and many still do) in the foothills of the Appalachians. This movie captures some of the flavor of that culture. I highly recommend this movie as long as you remember - it is what it is.
Synopsis: A 19th century Welsh community residing in the Appalachian mountains hides a terrible secret about the past and their ongoing need for a "sin eater" to absolve their transgressions. Little ten year old Cadie also hides a dark secret of her own and her quest to find forgiveness exposes more about herself and her neighbors than she could have ever imagined.
Meaningful family friendly entertainment with a strong Gospel message. Even if you don't appreciate the overt evangelization there are things you can still enjoy in this film like the charming performance of Liana Liberto in the starring role of Cadie.
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I usually love Michael landon jr's work but didn't care for this one.Published 1 month ago by Tracy
Good movie. Was mailed quickly and in good condition. Thank you.Published 2 months ago by Joy Phillips
As usual, the movie isn't as good as the book, but I love being able to see my favorite books into movies. It's less cheesy than I thought it would've been.Published 4 months ago by Courtney
This movie, based on an apparently little-known book by the outstanding Christian novelist Francine Rivers, does not disappoint, as is often the case when one has already read the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lillibet
I ordered this movie because one of my favorite actors is in it. The movie is worth watching though it is a very sad story,Published 6 months ago by Alice harris