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Could Have Been More
on November 30, 2011
Even though I'm a Christian, I don't tend to go for Christian films all that much, because the production values are often poor, and the acting and writing lackluster. Most of them are centered around End Times, football, or a "Little House On the Prairie"-type scenario, and that gets old fast. "Sarah's Choice" is a step in the right direction. It's not preachy or looking like it's trying too hard, and the writing and acting are decent. However, I had two major beefs with it.
First of all, Sarah should have peeked over the abyss a bit more--she could have met the mysterious stranger at the abortion clinic instead of the doctor's office. Calling a clinic on the phone didn't have as much punch. Her eventual choice would have been a lot less of a given if she had flirted with disaster.
Secondly, I thought Rebecca St. James was good, and I've been a fan of hers for years, but there's one part where you hear tears in her voice and feel her emotion, but don't see them on her face. It's a weepy scene, so there should be a few waterworks. Don't actors use fake tears sometimes? There's no shame in that--Debbie Reynolds rubbed onions on her eyes when she had to cry in "Singin' In the Rain."
"Sarah's Choice" is a good film. I've seen it twice and each time it grips me, but I just think it could have used a bit more tension.