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Michael Steel (Randy Travis) is a hot commodity in Hollywood. He's been nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award and is riding high. This nomination is a 'big deal' for Michael as he's experienced a great deal of prejudice for his faith as a Christian.
Michael's faith is tested in the days before the Academy Award presentation. His wife has filed for divorce because she feels neglected, the director of his current film demands he shoot a scene that is in opposition to his belief of right and wrong (and one that has been covered in his contract), the female star (Candace Cameron Bure) of the film makes untrue allegations involving her relationship with Michael, and a journalist with an axe to grind reports a story about Michael and a young child.
With his life falling apart, Michael seeks advice and refuge with his sister Annie (Nancy Stafford). Through her words and her actions she helps guide him through the valley of misery he's entered into.
While Michael faces the most important event of his life, he also must make a choice that will change his life forever. It's the fight of all fights with Satan.
The Wager is a 'message' film. It's a story about good vs. evil from the perspective of a follower of Christ. There are no easy answers to the questions asked, and while the story has a satisfactory ending, there is always the unasked question for the viewer: what would you do if?
The Wager isn't a film that is going to be popular in our secular society and that's too bad. It is, however, one that people who want something wholesome with a values message will find appealing.
It's wonderful to have films available for people who don't want what is usually served up in movie theaters.
Armchair Interviews says: Wager is one of those films.
Michael Steel (Randy Travis) is about to make cinema history as the first Christian actor nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards. Yet, God has cast him in a different starring role. When Satan claims that no one can live the Sermon on the Mount in today's society, Michael gets the lead role in this supernatural drama. In the space of ten tension-filled days, his life gets bombarded from every possible angle. From his personal life to his marriage to his career, Michael has to hold on to his faith in the middle of a furious spiritual battle.
Fans of Randy Travis will enjoy seeing this singer in an acting role. Also of interest was the character, Cassandra, played by Candace Cameron Bure of "Full House" fame. Her role of seductress stayed within the boundaries of good taste and allowed viewers to understand the temptation without having it splashed across the screen. And that's where the movie shines. Tastefully produced and staying true to the theme of the novel, this film has the potential to present a life dedicated to the cause of the Christ regardless of the casualties the world may throw.
As a contemporary parable with a purpose, The Wager is a safe bet.
Joyce Handzo (courtesy In the Library Reviews)
The movie itself is a movie everyone should see too. I know i could really relate to it in alot of ways...Randy Travis does a great job playing his part and you really feel for him as you watch this movie...it's heartwrenching and yet has a great ending...:) It is definitely well worth the money spent on the movie and then some!
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I love christian movies, and buy them often; The story in my opinion wasn't plotted well, but it's a okay movie. It leaves you with more questions.Published 1 month ago by Pur
This is a great movie about faith but unlike some of the Christian movies I've watched it doesn't throw it in your face this is a kind of movie I think even a nonbeliever could... Read morePublished on February 24, 2014 by Helen Conner
I love this movie. It sets you to thinking and although Randy Travis is not an actor, he does a great job in this movie.Published on December 11, 2013 by Karen
Awesome Christian movie. I would recommend this movie to anyone. Always loved randy in the movies. To bad what happened to Randy recentlyPublished on October 5, 2013 by ross c atkinson